Skip to main content

Full text of "Report of proceedings, lists of committees, delegates, etc"

See other formats








Leinster,  Minister  &  Connaujjhf 

(JUNE,     1892.) 

Report   of    Proceedings, 
Lists     of    Committees,    Delegates,    etc. 


HODGES.     FIGGIS     &     CO.,     LTD., 

IKIN1EU    l.V 

HUMI'HRE\     A:    ARMOl'K. 

2.    CROW    STK1CET,    DUBLIN. 







LIST  OK  DELEGATES  : — Carlow,  31  :  Clare,  31  ;  Cork,  32  ; 
South  Dublin,  34  ;  Xor  th  Dublin,  37  ;  City  of  Dublin,  39  ; 
Dublin  University,  44;  Galway,  45;  Kerry,  45;  Kil- 
dare,  46  ;  Kilkenny,  47  ;  King's  County,  47 ;  Leitrim,  48  ; 
Limerick,  49  ;  Longford,  50 ;  Louth.  50 ;  Mayo,  51  : 
Meath,  51 :  Cjueen's  County,  52 ;  Roscommon,  52  ; 
Sligo,  53  ;  Tipperary,  54  ;  \Vaterford,  55  :  Westmeath,  55  ; 
Wexford,  56  ;  Wicklow,  57  -  31-58 



Mr.  J.  M.  Finny,  M.P.,  71;  J.  F.  G.  Bannatyne,  74  ;  Earl 
of  Fingall,  74  and  134 ;  Sir  Thomas  Butler,  Bart..  78  ; 
Mr.  J.  T.  Tim,  79:  The  Duke  of  Leinster,  82  ;  Mr.  J. 
C.  Colvill,  82;  Right  Hon.  David  Plunket.  M.P.,  85: 
Professor  Ed.  Dowden,  97 ;  Mr.  Wm.  Dodds,  101  ; 
Rev.  George  Salmon,  P.M.,  103;  Right  Hon.  Daniel 
Dixon  (Lord  Mayor  of  Belfast),  105  :  Mr.  Adam  Duifin, 
106;  Mr.  II.  de  F.  Montgomery,  110:  Mr.  \Y. 
J.  Doloughan,  112 ;  Mr.  John  R.  \Yigham,  116 
and  128;  Alderman  J.  II.  Scott  (High  Sheriff  of  Cork), 
120:  Rev.  Samuel  Prenter,  M.A.,  124;  Hon.  Horace 
Plunkett,  129  :  Sir  Henry  Grattan  Bellew,  Bart.,  133  :  69-134 



Mr.  T.  C.  Franks,  140 ;  Sir  Henry  Cochrane.  142  ;  Mr.  T. 
P.  Cairnes,  142  and  198;  Mr.  W.  G.  Cox,  147; 
Mr.  Maurice  E.  Dockrell,  148;  Lord  Castletown 
of  Upper  Ossory,  151 ;  Mr.  J.  Malcolm  Inglis,  156 ; 
Mr.  J.  Forbes  Maguire,  163;  Mr.  E.  J.  Phillips,  167; 
Dr.  MacCullagh  (Mayor  of  Uerry),  170  and  192; 
Mr.  W.  J.  Hurst,  172;  Mr.  Frank  Johnston,  174; 
Right  lion.  David  Plunket,  ji.r ,  177;  Mr.  William 
Findlater,  180;  Mr.  Thomas  Pirn,  junr.,  181;  Rev. 
H.  Evans,  D.D.,  187;  Mr.  W.  Kenny,  q.c.,  193;  Mr. 
George  Pollexfen,  195;  Sir  Richard  Martin,  ]!art.,  198. 



TELEGRAMS  OF  SYMPATHY  -  -       209 

L  I S  T     0  F     T  O  K  T  11  A  1  T  S . 


Sir  Thomas  P.  Butler,  Bart. 

The.  Earl  of  Fin  trail 

Mr.  .T.  Mn.ireu  Finny,  .M.I). 

Mr.  J.  F.  (i.  liannatyne,  ,!.!>. 

Mr.  J.  Todhr.uter  Pirn 

The  Duke  of  Lcinster 

Mr.  J.  C.  Colvill 

Riirht  Hon.  David  Plunket.  M.P. 

Professor  Edward  Dowden,  LL.D. 

Mr.  \V.  Dodds 

Rev.  (Jeorsc  Salmon,  I). D.  (Provost 

Trinity  College.  Dublin) 
Right  Hon.  Daniel  Dixon  (LordMayi 

of  Belfast) 
Mr.  Adam  Duffin 
Mr.  II.  do  F.  Montgomery,  D.L. 
Mr.  W.  J.  Dolonirhan 
Mr.  John  R.  Witrkain,  J.I1. 
Alderman  J.  It.  Srott  (tliirk  Shcrilf 








Rev.  Samuel  Pi-enter,  M.A. 

Hon.  Horace  I'lunkett 

Sir  II.  Grattan  Hellcw.  B:irt. 

Mr.  T.  ]•.  Cainics.  ,I.P. 

Mr.  T.  C.  Knuik> 

Alderman  Sir  II.  Cm'hran  •.  -I. 

Mr.  \V.  (i.  C'i.\ 

Mr.  Maurice  K.  I)  x-kivll.  ,1.1'. 

Lord  (.'a-itlcti.wii  of  l']>p  r  <)>; 

Mr.  .1.  Malcolm  Inglis  .l.P. 

Mr.  .1.  Forbe-  .\la;,'uiiv 

Mr.  E.  .1.  Phillips 

Dr.  MacCulla-h  (Mayor  of  D< 

Mr.  Frank  Johnston 

Mr.  William  Findlater,  D.L. 

Mr.  Th'imis  1'iin,  juu.,  .1.1'. 

K.  v.  Henry  Evans,  D.D. 

Mr.  William  Kenny,  (J.C. 

Mr.  Heoivo  Pollexfen,, I.  P. 

Sir  Richard  Martin,  Hart. 


The  project  of  holding  a  Convention  representative 
of  the  Unionists  of  the  Provinces  of  Lcinster,  Munstcr, 
and  Connaught,  was  first  discussed  at  a  meeting  of 
the  Council  of  the  Irish  Unionist  Alliance,  held  on 
the  28th  of  April,  1892.  At  this  meeting,  after  full 
and  careful  consideration,  it  \vas  resolved  : — ''  That 
this  Council  approves  of  holding  a  Meeting  or  Con- 
vention in  Dublin  for  the  purpose  of  expressing  an 
opinion  on  Home  Rule,  and  that  it  be  referred  to  the 
Executive  Committee  to  consider,  as  early  as  possible, 
whether  it  is  practicable,  and  if  so,  to  carry  it  out." 

The  Executive  Committee  ot  the  Alliance  met  on 
the  3Oth  of  April,  and,  having  considered  the  foregoing 
resolution,  came  to  the  conclusion  that  it  was  practic- 
able to  hold  such  a  Convention,  and  decided  to 
summon  a  Conference  of  leading  Unionists  in  the  three 
Southern  Provinces  of  Ireland  for  the  purpose  of  taking 
steps  to  cany  the  project  to  a  successful  issue. 

This  Conference  met  on  the  iSth  May,  under  the 
presidency  of  the  Earl  of  Fingall,  and  was  very 
largely  attended.  The  decision  to  hold  a  Conference 
was  ratified,  the  Declaration  to  be  submitted  to  it 
(which  will  be  found  on  page  61),  was  approved, 
and  General  and  Executive  Committees  were  appointed 
to  carry  cut  the  details. 

The  Executive  Committee  of  the  Convention 
determined  at  its  first  meeting  that  the  Convention 
should  be  a  gathering  of  the  most  representative 
character.  The  largest  halls  in  Dublin  were  imme- 
diately secured,  and  special  .steps  were  taken  to 

increase  the  seating  accommodation  to  the  utmost 
capacity.  The  number  of  delegates  from  each  Parlia- 
mentary Division  in  the  three  Southern  Provinces  was 
strictly  apportioned  to  the  estimated  loyalist  strength 
of  each  constituency.  The  project,  which  had  the  hearty 
support  of  the  Unionist  Press,  was  enthusiastically 
taken  tip  by  the  local  Unionist  organizations  through- 
out the  country,  and  it  very  soon  became  apparent 
that  the  Leinster  Hall  premises,  although  the  largest 
that  could  be  had,  were  utterly  inadequate  for  the 
accommodation  of  those  who  were  anxious  to  be 

Of  the  success  of  the  Convention  itself  it  is  needless 
to  say  anything  here.  That  a  Convention  of  such  a 
character  could,  at  a  month's  notice,  beheld,  bringing 
together  the  scattered  Loyalists  of  the  South  and  West 
of  Ireland,  was  a  fact  which  could  not  but  impress 
itself  on  public  attention.  Its  importance  was 
full\-  acknowledged,  and  its  purpose  was  ratified 
in  the  political  manifesto  issued  by  Lord  Salisbury 
on  the  eve  of  the  General  Election  of  1892. 

This  volume  contains  a  carefully  revised  report  of 
the  speeches  delivered  in  support  of  the  various 
resolutions,  the  full  text  of  the  more  important 
letters  received  from  distinguished  persons  who  were 
unable  to  attend,  and  of  the  numerous  telegrams  of 
sympathy  from  Unionist  organizations  in  Great  Britain, 
together  with  lists  of  the  delegates  from  the  various 
constituencies  who  were  present  at  the  Convention. 
It  is  offered  by  the  Executive  Committee  to  each 
delegate  as  a  souvenir  of  an  unique  and  important 
event  in  the  historv  of  Irish,  Unionism. 


R.  BACWEI.L,  Ksi[.,  D.I..,  Marlfield,  Clonmel. 

MAJOK  A.  \V.  BAILEY,  13  Morehanipton  Road. 

F.  ELRINGTON  BALL,  Es[.,  .I.P.,  Taney  House,  Dumlnmi. 

SIR  CHARLES  BARRIXGTOX-,  Hart.,  Glenstal,  Murroe,  Limerick. 

A.  L.  BARLEE,  Esq.,  Florence  House.  Men-ion. 

SIK  THOMAS  P.  BI:TI.KK,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Ballintemple,  Tullow. 

T.  P.  CAIKNES,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Stameen.  Drogheda. 

W.  K.  CALDHECK,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Eaton  Brae,  Shankliill. 

THE  LOUD  CASTLKTOWX  OK  UPPER  OSSOKY,  Granston  Manor.  Abbe/leix. 

GEORCE  CHAMHKKS,  Esq.,  J.P.,  12  Stephen's  (J-reen. 

J.  C.  COLVILL,  Esq.,  Coolock  House,  Raheny. 

It.  F.  COLVILL,  ESIJ.,  .J.V.,  Killester  Abbey,  Artanu. 

SIR  H.  Corn  KANE,  D.L.,  Woodbrook,  Bray. 

C.  PfiiDON  COOTK,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Bear  Forest,  Mallow. 

HENRY  CLEMENTS,  Esq..  D.L.,  Lou^h  Rynn,  Dromol. 

RAYMOND  DE  I.A  POER,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Kilcronagh,  Waterford. 

COLONEL  (TEKALD  DEASE,  D.I,  ,  The  Abbey,  Celbridge. 

SURGKON-GEXEKAL  A.  DE  RlCN/Y,  (Mi..  18  Clyde  Road. 

MAJOR-GENERAL  DEVENISH-MEARKS,  D.I...  M  wires'  Court.  Ballynacargy. 

J\i:v.  J.  G.  DuiOEs,  Lough  Rynn,  Dromod. 

HON.  LTKE  (r.  DILLON,  .I.P.,  Cloiibrock.  Ahaseragh. 

^^.  E.  DOCKKELL.  Esq.,  .i.i'.,  Camolm,  Monkstown. 

I'ROK.  KD.  Dow  DEN,  LI..  D.,  D.C.I...  1  Ap)iian  Way. 

C.  L.  KAI.KINER,  E-MJ.,  H.L.,  36  Molesworth  Stn.-et. 

R.  FAUKELL,  ESIJ.,  .i.r.,  Thornhill,  Bray. 

WlLLIAJI    KlNDI.A'I'ER,    Ivsq.,    D.I..,  22    I''i t/. willialll  Square. 

(COLONEL. I.  KKoi.I.lOT.  D.L.,   I  lollvbruok,   Uoyle. 

•  I.  R.  FOWLER,  Ksq.,  .I.P.,  6  Dune-urn  Terrace,  lira}1. 

. I AMKs  Gl.ASCO,  Ksq.,  4  Foyle  Terrace,  Fairview. 

•f.  PERRY  GOODUODY,  lOsij.,  .I.P.,  Inc-hinore  House.  Clara. 

M Alters  (JooDUODY,  Ivsq.,  .1.1'.,  Obelisk   I'ark,  lilackrock. 

W.  .1.  (ioi  I.DINC,  Ksq.,  D.I..,  Roebuck  Hill,  Booterstown. 

REV.  T.  T.  GRAY,  M.A.,  F.T.C.D.,  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

JONATHAN  llouc,  Esq.,  Stratford,  Orwell  Road,  Ratligar. 

L.  O,  HI-TTON,  Ksq..  8  Fit/.william  Place. 

•T.  M^.  INC i. is,  Ksi|.,  .I.P.,  Trenton,  Ball's  Bridge. 

W.  Mc.M.  KAVANACH,  Ksq..  ,i.i>.,  D.L.,  Kellestown,  Carlow. 

A.  D.  KENNEDY,  Esq.,  Gleii-na-geragh  Hall,  Glenageary. 

\V.  IVKNNI,  Fsi|.,  g.c.,  35  Fit/william  Place. 

PF.KCY  LA  TOUCHF.,  Ks<(.,  .1.1-.,  Xuwberry,  Kilcullen. 

\V.  LIVINGSTON,  Fs<|.,  T.C.,  Westport. 

K.  K.  LONGFIF.I.D,|  ,  J.P.,  Lon^ueville,  Mallow. 

PKOF.  .T.   p.  MAMAFFY,  M..\..  F.T.C.D.,  Trinity  College.  Dublin. 

SIK  RICIIAKD  MAKTIN,  Bart  .  iu,.,  81  Merrion  Square. 

-I.  P.  MAI  -NSKI.I..  Ks(,..  49  .Mespil  Iload. 

TIIK  L«'Ki)  .\roNTKAiu:,  Mount  Trenchard,  l-'oyne^, 

f'-M'^'AP-  THK  HON.  II.  I'.  ^FONCK,  .i.r.,  Cliarlfvilk-,   I'.ray. 

II.  S.  MOOUK,    Ks([.,  .1.1'.,  7  HcrV)ert  Street. 

L.  .1.  M'DoNNKi.L,  Ks,,..  38  Men-ion  Square. 

•T.  (J.  Xi"i"i'iN(..  Ksi|.,  .i.i'.,  (iortnioiv,  Diuulriuii. 

JOSKPH  I'IKK,  Ksi|.,  .[.  i'.,  I)unslaiul,  (  Jlanmiiv. 

THOMAS  PIM,  Ksi(.,  Jiuir.,  .1.1-..  Giveiikuik,  Miinksto\vn. 

•losKrii  T.  PIM.  Ksi|.,  IJinnainara.  Monkstowji. 

HON.  HORACK  I'l.i  NKF.TT,  Dunsaiiv  Cattle,  Dunsaiiv. 

•  I.  TAI.HOT  I'o\vi:ii.  I-'si|.,  D.I...  Leopardstown  IFoii.^e,  Stillor^an 

CAPTAIN  L.  KIAI.U  D.I..,  Old  C'onna  Hill   P.ray. 

W.  HOBKUTSON,  Ks«|.,  30  Fimvilliam  Si|uare. 

K.  STAIM.KS,  Ksi|.,  D.I...  ])unniore,  Durroxv. 

CTKOHGK  F.  STKNVAKT,  Fs<j.,  .i.r..  Sitmmerhill,  Killiney. 

ALDERMAN  -T.  .HAHI.KV-SCOIT,  Park  \"ie\v  Terrace,  Cork. 

.1.  A.  SCOTT.  KM|..  1  Salt-in  Place. 

SKKFFIN<;TON  SMYTH.  Fsi|.,  D  i..,  Mount  Henrv.  Portarlin^ton. 

SHAPI.AND  TANDY,  Fsc|.,  Clarinda  Park,  Kin^snnvn. 

E.  H.  TATI.OW,  Esi|..  10  Sunbury  Gardens,  Kat!nniiie>. 

C.  TOTTKNIIAM,  KSIJ..  .I.P.,  Tottenham  Park,  Mullin^ar. 

C4OHDON  F.  TOM  UK,  Fsi|  ,  .i.i1.,  Kildare  Street  (.'lub. 

C.  T".  n"o\v\NiiKND,  Fsi(..  i.i'.,  Hatley,  Burliiigtun  Koa'l. 

T.  COOKK  TI;I:NCII.  Ks<|..  D.I...  Millicent,  X'aas. 

]>n.  II.  P.  Tin  KI.L.  .i.r.,  Clonmamion,  Ashford.  Co.  \\'i;-klo\\  . 

W.  WATSON,  Fs,,..  .i.r.,  25  Fitxwilliain  Place. 

.1.  H.  \\"K;IIAM.  Fsi|.,  .i.r.,  Albany  House,  .Monksto\vn 

JAMKS  \\~II.SON,  Fsq.,  D  i..,  C'urry^rane,  Kdgeworthstown 

.1.  M.  WII.>ON,  Fs(|..  .I.P.. 

MR.    \VM.  CKO.  COX. 




The  Lord  Ardilaun,  St.  Ann's,  Clontarf. 

The  Earl  of  Arran,  Castle  Gore,  Ballina. 

R.  O.  Armstrong,  Esq.,  J.i>.,  Clifton  Terrace,  Monkstown. 

Captain  E.  M.  Armstrong,  Mealiffe,  Thurles. 

R.  G.  A.  Alanson-Winn,  Esq ,  Glenbeigh,  Killarney. 

Colonel  W.  Aldworth,  Newmarket,  Co.  Cork. 

Sir  John  Arnott,  D.I,.,  Woodlands,  Cork. 

T.  Anderson,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Grace  Dieu  Lodge,  Waterford. 

C.  Ambrose,  Esq.,  u-.n.,  Waterford. 

F.  H.  Armstrong,  Esq.,  Chaffpool,  Ballymoate,  Sligo. 

The  Lord  Ashtown,  Woodlawn,  Co.  Galvvay. 

Rev.  T.  R.  Abbott,  D.D.,  9  Seafield  Avenue,  Monkstown. 

S.  F.  Adair,  Esq.,  J.P.,  24  Fitzwilliam  Square. 

P.  Askin,  Esq.,  J.P.,  67  Northumberland  Road. 

C.  O.  Aldworth,  Esq.,  Tivoli,  Cork. 

A.  H.  Smith-Barry,  Esq,,  M.P.,  Fota,  Cjueenstown. 

Sir  Thomas  P.  Butler,  Bart.,  Ballintemple,  Tullovv. 

Lord  Arthur  Butler,  The  Castle,  Kilkenny. 

F.  J.  Bloomfield,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Newpark,  Waterford. 

R.  Bagwell,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Marlfield,  Clonmel. 

F.  Brooke,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Shillelagh,  Wicklow. 

Sir  H.  Burke,  Bart.,  Marble  Kill,  Loughrea. 

Sir  H.  W.  Gore-Booth,  Bart.,  Lisadell,  Sligo. 

A.  L.  Barlee,  Esq.,  Florence  House,  Merrion. 

The  Right  Hon.  H.  Bruen,  D.L.,  Oak  Park,  Carlow. 
I.  Beckett,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Altamont,  Dundrum. 

B.  R.  Balfour,  Esq.,  J.P.,  D.L.,  Townley  Hall,  Drogheda. 
Professor  S.  H.  Butcher,  Killarney. 

Major  R.  H.  Borrowes,  D.I..,  Gilltown,  Newbridge. 

J.  W.  Bond,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Farragh,  Longford. 

W.  Browne-Clayton,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Brown's  Hill,  Carlow. 

Captain  P.  Bernard,  D.L.,  Castle  Hackett,  Tuam. 

F.  Elrington  Ball,  Esq.,  j.i>.,  Taney  House,  Dundrum. 

Major  A.  W.  Bailey,  J.P.,  13  Morehampton  Road. 

Captain  Barrett-Hamilton,  .J.P.,  Kilmanock  House,  New  Ross. 

The  Earl  of  Bandon,  Bandon,  Co.  Cork. 

1 6 

W.  C.  Bayly,  Esq.,  .1.1-.,  Ardrishan.  Carlow. 

Sir  Charles  Burton,  Bart.,  Pollacton  House,  Carlow. 

E.  0.  Blacker,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Woodbrook,  Enniscorthy. 

Rev.  R.  C.  Blacker,  Do.  do. 

G.  F.  Brooke,  Esq.,  Somerton,  Co.  Dublin. 

R.  P.  Bell,  Esq.,  j.i>.,  Pegsboro',  Tipperary. 

Colonel  Biddulph,  St.  Kilda,  1'arsonstown. 

J.  L.  Brinkley,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Portland  Easky,  Sligo. 

Sir  Charles  B.  Barrington,  Bart.,  Glenstal,  Murroe,  Limerick. 

W.  Besuchamp,  Esq.,  George's  Street,  Limerick. 

The  Lord  Bellew,  Barmeath,  Dunleer. 

Sir  R.  L.  Blosse,  Bart.,  Athavalle,  Castlebar. 

Sir  H.  Grattan  Bellew,  Bart.,  Mount  Bellew,  Ballinasloe. 

E    J.  Beaumont-Nesbitt,  Esq  ,  j.i>.,  Tubberdaly,  Edenderry. 

J.  F.  Bannatyne,  Esq.,  Summerhill,  Limerick. 

H.  L.  Barnardo,  Esq.,  5  Auburnville,  Rathgar. 

Rev.  F.  H.  Bernard,  K.T.C.D.,  6  Trinity  College. 

H.  C.  Bloxham,  Esq.,  Glenone,  Terenure  Road,  Rathgar 

Captain  R.  Boyd,  4  Leinster  Square,  Rathmines. 

H.  Brown,  Esq.,  ,i.r.,  T.C.,  10  Herbert  Place. 

G.  F.  Brunskill,  Esq.,  2  Grosvenor  Square,  Rathmines. 

M.  Burke,  Esq.,  n.i,.,  107  Lower  Baggot  Street. 

Dr.  J.  G.  Burne,  28  Westland  Row. 

Rev.  C.  Brown,  Edgeworthstown. 

Major  H.  L.  Barton,  D.I..,  Straffan. 

Rev.  W.  Brennan,  Ballisodare. 

C.  M.  Bury,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Prosperous,  Naas. 

The  Earl  Belmore,  Castlecoole,  Enniskillen. 

W.  H.  Bible,  Esq.,  P.L.U.,  Diamond  Hill,  Cork. 

William  Bannister,  Esq.,  IM..<;.,  Victoria  Lodge,  Cork. 

\V.  Cooper,  Esq.,  Cooper  Hill,  Carlow. 

The  Earl  of  Carysfort,  Glenart  Castle,  Arklow. 

The  Earl  of  Courtown,  Courtown  House,  Gorey. 

A.  Congreve,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Mount  Corigreve,  Waterford. 

Colonel  H.  T.  Clements,  .1.1-.,  D.I..,  Killadoon,  Celbridge. 

Colonel  R.  A.  G.  Cosby,  J.P.,  D.L.,  Stradbally  Hall,  Stradbally. 

The  Marquis  of  Conyngham,  Slane  Castle,  Meath. 

T.  P.  Cairnes,  Esq.,  ,i.r.,  Stameen,  Drogheda. 

C.  Purdon  Coote,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Bear  Forest,  Mallow. 

Colonel  E.  H.  Cooper,  D.I..,  Markree  Castle,  Collooney,  Sligo. 

J.  C.  Colvill,  Es<}.,  Coolock  House,  Raheny. 

Sir  R.  Cusack,  D.I..,  Furry  Park,  Raheny. 


J.  Chambre,  Esq.,  Mespil  House,  Mespil  Road. 

The  Lord  Castletovvn,  Granston  Manor,  Abbeyleix. 

Colonel  H.  D.  Garden,  D.I.  ,  Knightstown,  Portarlington. 

Right  Hon.  \V.  H.  F.  Cogan,  D.I..,  Tinode,  Blessington,  Wickljw. 

E.  H.  Carson,  Esq.,  Q.C.,  M.I'.,  80  Meirion  Square,  Dublin. 

"W.  E.  Calclbeck,  Esq.,  .1.1-.,  Eiton  Brae,  Shankhill. 

Sir  John  Colomb.  K.C.M.C;.,  Dromguinna,  Kenmare. 

Sir  H.  Cochrane,  D.I..,  45  Kildare  Street. 

M.  C.  Cramer,  E=q.,  D.I..,  Rathmore.  Kinsale. 

Sir  G.  Colthurst,  Bart.,  D.I...  Blarney  Castle,  Cork. 

The  Lord  Carew,  Casileboro',  Enniscorthy. 

N.  N.  Cookman,  E-q..  D.I..,  Monart  House,  Enniscorthy. 

Sir  J.  Garden,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Templemore  Abbey,  Templemore. 

Captain  A.  Cooper,  .I.P.,  Killenure  Castle,  Cashel. 

Captain  R.  T.  Carew,  .I.P.,  Ballinamona  Park,  Waterford. 

Colonel  J.  H.  Co^er,  D.I..,  Dunboden,  Mullingar. 

Colonel  Coddington,  Oldbridge,  Drogheda. 

C.  P.  Coghill,  E-q.,  -i.r.,  Rushbrook,  Kells. 

R.  Caldbeck,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Bullacolla  House.  Balhcolla. 

The  Hon.  C.  Crofton,  .i.i'.,  Moate  Park,  Ballymurry. 

Major  Campbell,  Oranmorc,  Sligo. 

The  Lord  Clarina,  Elm  Park,  Limerick. 

Colonel  R.  Caulfield,  .).!>.,  Camolin  House,  Camolin. 

Colonel  J.  Crosbie,  D.I..,  Ballyheigue  Castle,  Tralee. 

The  Lord  Cloncarry,  Lyons,  Ilaz  ehatch. 

Lt. -Col. The  Hon.  C.  K. Crichton,  .i.r.,  Mullaboden,  Ballymore  Eustace. 

Major  J.  H.  Connellan,  D.I..,  Coolmore,  Thomastown. 

Sir  C.  Cuffe,  Bart.,  Lyrath,  Kilkenny. 

II.  Sharman  Crawford,  Esq.,  .37  Raglan  Road. 

R.  T.  Callow,  Esq.,  .i.r.,  Ardnachree  House,  Dalkey. 

Serjeant  Campion,  Esq.,  o,.c.,  13  Hatch  Street. 

Ur.  \V.  Carte,  .i.r.,  Royal  Hospital,  Kilmainham. 

G.  Chamber;,  l^scj.,  .i.r.,  12  Stephen's  (ireen. 

A.  Cleary,  Esq.,  ^.c.,  46  Lower  Leesoa  Street. 

J.  W.  Craig,  Esq.,  q.c.,  94  Lower  Leeson  Street. 

E.  P.  Culverwell,  Ksq.,  K.T.C.D.,  40  Trinity  College. 

Rev.  Dr.  Coulter,  Manorhamilton. 

Rev.  J.  Cook,  Glene&ly. 

C.  C.  Clarke,  Esq.,  (Jr.iiguenoe  Park,  Thutles. 

C.  M.  Doyne,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Wells,  Gorey. 

M.  E.  Dockrell,  E-q.,  .i.i'.,  Camolin,  Monkstown. 

Raymond  De  la  Poer,  Esq.,  j.r.,  Kilcronagh,  Waterford. 



The  Hon.  L.  G.  Dillon,  .i.i1.,  Clonhrock,  Anascragh. 

Colonel  G.  Dease,  .J.r.,  The  Abbey,  Celbridge. 

Alexander  Deane,  Esq..  56  Upper  Mount  Street. 

Professor  E.  Powden,  I.L.D.,  D.C.I...  i  Appian  Way,  Leeson  Park. 

R.  Digby,  Esq.,  J.P.,  The  Castle.  Gcashiil. 

Major  P  G.  De  l>urgh,  i».i..,  Oldtown,  Xaa-. 

The  Earl  of  Desart,  Desart  Court,  Kilkenny. 

The  Lord  Dunally,  Kilboy,  Xenagh. 

F.  P.  Dunne,  Esq.,  .1.1*.,  Bal  I\v>r,  Binagher. 

Edmond  Count  De  li  Poer,  D.I...  Gurteen  le  Poer,  Kilshelin. 

The  Viscount  De  Vesci,  Abbeyleix. 

Captain  T.  A.  Drought,  n.r...  Letty brook,  Kinnetty,  King's  County. 

The  Earl  de  Montalt,  Dundrum.  Cashel. 

James  Dobson,  Fsq.,  .;.!>.,  Cambridge  House,  Kathmines. 

W.  \Vestropp  Da\vson,  Esq..  D.I...  Charlesfort,  Ferns. 

The  Right  Hon.  W.  W.  F.  Dick,  D.I...  Humewood.  Kiltegan. 

Captain  G.  K.  S.  Massey  Dawson,  D.I...  Ballinacourte,  Tipperary. 

Major-General  \V.  L.  Devenish-Meares,  D.I..,  Meares  Court,  Uallv 

nacaryy,  Co.  Westmeath. 

Surgeon-General  A.  C.  C'.  De  Renzy,  r.,{.,  18  Clyde  Road,  Dublin. 
Sir  J.  F.  Dillon,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Lismulien,  Carlow  Cro^s,  Navan. 
R.  II.  P.  Dunne,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Brittas,  Clonaslie. 
The  Lord  De  Freyne,  French  Park.  Roscommon. 
Rev.  J.  G.  Digges,  Lough  Rynn,  Dromod. 
The  Earl  of  Dunraven,  Adare  Park,  Adare. 
Colonel  J.  H.  Dopping,  J.P.,  Derrycassin.  Dring,  Granard. 
II.  J.  Dudgeon,  Esq.,  .i.r.,  The  Priory,  Stillorgan, 
The  Honourable  S.  Daly,  Kildare  Street  Club. 
R.  M.  Dane,  Esij.,  M.P.,  7  Percy  Place. 
Wellington  Darley,  Esq..  Violet  Hill,  Bray. 
Colonel  A.  V.  Davoren,  J.P.,  .;  Seaview  Terrace,  Donnybrouk. 
T.  Davy,  Esq.,  I.I..D..  85  Merrion  Scjuare. 
W.  Deverell,  Esq.,  26  Leeson  Park. 
D.  LJrummond,  Escj.,  .i.i1.,  Dur.filan,  Rathgar. 
J.  F.  Duncan,  Esq.,  M.D.,  S  L'pper  Merrion  (Street. 
The  Lord  Dunsany,  Dunsany  Castle. 
R.  A.  Duke,  Esq..  i>  i..,  New  Park,  Ballymote. 
Robert  Day,  Esq.,  IM..I;.,  3  Sydney  Place,  Cork. 
Rev.  H.  Evans,  D.D.,  Charles  Street,  Dublin. 
The  Lord  Emly,  Tervoe,  Limerick. 
Major  X.  T.  Everard,  D.I..,  Randalstown,  Xavan. 
The  Hon.  L.  G.  F.  A.  Ellis,  D.I,  ,  Gowran  Castle,  Gowran. 

R.  Fowler,  Esq.,  n.r..,  Rahinstown,  Enfield. 

The  Hon.  D.  F.  Fortescue,  D.L.,  Summerville,  Dunmore,  E.  Water- 

Captain  M.  Fox,  u.x.,  n.r..,  Annaghmore,  Tullamore. 

R.  U.  P.  Fitzgerald,  Esq.,  M.P.,  Oueenstown. 

Colonel  J.  ffolliott,  n.r..,  Hollybrook,  Boyle. 

E.  J.  Figgis,  Esq.,  Glen-na-Smoil,  Upper  Rathmines. 

The  Earl  Fitzwilliam,  Coolattin,  Co.  Wicklow. 

R.  Farrell,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Thornhill,  Bray. 

C.  L.  Falkiner,  Esq.,  B.L.,  36  Molesworth  Street. 

J,  R.  Fowler,  Esq.,  j.r'.,  6  Duncairn  Terrace,  Bray. 

B.  Fitzgerald,  Esq.,  Listowel,  Kerry. 

Captain  C.  French,  n.r..,  Castle  Bernard,  Kinnetty. 

Lord  M.  Fitzgerald,  Johnstown  Castle,  Wexford. 

W.  Fitzmaurice,  Esq.,  Kelvingrove,  Carlow. 

J.  Fenton,  Esq.,  ,).!>.,  Butler's  Grange,  Tullow. 

Savage  French,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Cuskinny,  Queenstown. 

Professor  Fitzgerald,  F.T.C.D.,  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

G.  Frend,  Esq.,  ,i.i>.,  Silverhills,  Cloughjordan. 

The  Earl  of  Fingall,  Killeen  Castle,  Tara. 

R.  R.  Fitzhetbert,  Esq.,  n.r..,  Blackcastle,  Navan. 

Colonel  II.  Taaffe  Ferrall,  n  r..,  73  Merrion  Square. 

W.  De  S.  Filgate,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Lisrenny,  Ardee. 

Sir  T.  O.  Forster,  Bart.,  Ballymascanlon,  Dundalk. 

J,  Findlater,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Melbeach,  Albany  Avenue,  Monkstown. 

W.  Findlater,  Esq.,  n.r,.,  22  Fitzwilliam  Square. 

Henry  Fitzherbert,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Millbrook,  Abbeyleix. 

Marcus  Goodbody,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Obelisk  Park,  Blackrock. 

W.  R.  F.  Godley,  Esq.,j.i>.,  Fonthill,  Chapelizod. 

James  Glasco,  Esq.,  4  Foyle  Terrace,  Fairview. 

R.  Grubb,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Castlegrace,  Llogheen,  Tipperary. 

R.  E.  Gibson,  Esq.,  Allenswood,  Lucan. 

G.  Goold,  Esq.,  42  Grand  Parade,  Cork. 

Rev.  T.  T.  Gray,  F.T.C.D.,  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

General  Sir  C.  Gough,  K.C.B.,  Innislough,  Clonmel. 

W.  G.  GofT,  Esq.,j.r>.,  Glenville,  Waterford. 

N.  ff.  Gyles,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Lismore. 

Surgeon-General  F.  L.  G.  Gunn,  J.P.,  Rockdale,  Orwell  Road, 

T.  Gerrard,  Esq.,  n.r..,  Boyne  Hill,  Navan. 

Archibald  Godley,  Esq.,  n.r.,.,  Killegar,  Killeshandra. 

J.  R,  Garstin,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Eraganstown,  Castlebellingham. 

The  Viscount  Gort,  Gal  way. 

The  Viscount  Gough,  Loch  Cutra,  Galwp.y. 

Toier  R.  Garvey,  Esq.,  .i.i>..  Parsonstown. 

J.  P.  Goodbody,  Esq.,  .i.r..  Inchmore  House,  Clara. 

Sir  P.  Grace.  Bart.,  n.i..  Holey,  Monkstown. 

P.  C.  Gaussen,  Esq..  ij  Warrington  Place. 

Jonathan  Goodbody,  Esq..  Pembroke  House,  Blackrock. 

Joseph  Gough,  Esq.,  101  Leinster  Road.  Rathmines. 

Sir  Howard  Grubb,  51  Kenilworth  Square,  Rathmines. 

II.  Guinness,  Escj..  .i.r..  Burton  Hall,  Leopardstown  Road,  Stillorgan. 

W.  J.  Goulding,  Esq.,  n.i..,  Roebuck  Hill,  Booterstown. 

J.  Gibbs,  Esq.,.j  P.,  56  Pembroke  Road. 

Rev.  \V.  Godley,  Carngallen. 

Rev.  J.  Galbraith,  Knocknarea,  Siigo. 

Colonel  Fox  Grant,  .i.r..  41  «  larinda  Park.  Kingstown. 

Colonel  Graham,  Castlecrin,  County  Clare. 

J.  V.  Gregg.  Esq.,  r.i..<;.,  Marlborough  House,  Cork. 

Colonel  V.  La  Touche  Hatton,  n.i...  Wexford. 

II.  A.  Hamilton,  Esq..  D.I..,  Hampton,  Halbriggan. 

The  Marquis  of  Ileadfort,  Headfort  House,  Kells. 

The  Earl  of  Howth,  The  Castle.  Ilowth. 

H.  Hendrick-Aylmer,  Esq. ..7. p.,  Kerdiffstown,  Xaas. 

The  Right  Hon.  I.  T.  Hamilton,  r.c.,  D.I...  Abbotstown.  Castleknock. 

R.  Huggard,  Esq.,  .i.r.,  Nelson  Street,  Tralee. 

Captain  E.  C.  Hamilton,  .I.P.,  Innistioge,  Kilkenny. 

Mitchell  Henry,  Esq.,  .i.r.,  Kylemore,  Clifden. 

J.  Hogg.  Esq.,  Stratford,  Orwell  Road.  Rathgar. 

T.  G.  Palmer  Hallett.  Esq.,.i.i'.,  Galway. 

R.  Hassard,  Esc}.,  Summerville,  \\"aterford. 

II.  Harden,  Esq.,  i.i.. n.,  84  Lower  Gloucester  Street. 

S.  M.  Uussey,  Esq.,  .1.1-.,  Edenburn,  Tralee. 

Captain  R.  C.  Halpin,  .I.P.,  .'I  inakelly  House,  Rathnew,  \Yicklo\\. 

Rev.   I).  Hanan.  D.  D.,  Rectory.  Tipperary. 

Colonel  R.  \V.  Ilartlev,  .i.r.,  IJeechpark.  Clonsilla. 

Sir  R.  Ilodson.  Bart.,  D.I..,  Ik'llybrook,  Bray. 

The  Lord  Harlech.  Derrycove,  Dromocl,  Leitrim. 

R.  \V.  Hall-IJare.  Esq.,.i.i-.,  Xewtownbarry. 

^fajor  Ileighington,  .I.P.,  Donard  House,  Baltinglass. 

Vere  Hunt,  Esq.,  .).!'.,  High  Park,  C'appawhite. 

Colonel  G.  E.  Hillier,  D.I..,  Mocollup  Cattle,  Lismore. 

\V.  E.  Iloimes,  Esq.,  .i.r.,  Carrarowe  Park.  Roscommun. 

S.  L.  Hamilton,  Esq.,  J.r.,  Grosvenor  I'ark,  Rathmines. 

2  I 

G.  Healy,  Esq.,.i  r.,  Hughenden.  Castle  Avenue,  Clontarf. 
L.  O.  Ilutton,  Esq.,  X  Fitzwilliam  Place. 
Rev.  T.  G.  Heffernan,  Newport,  Tipperary. 
V.  G.  Ilines,  Esq.,  Stradbally. 
R.  R.  Hayes,  Esq.,  Achill. 
R.  Hadden,  Esq.,  Granard. 

Rev.  S.  E.  Hoops,  D.D.,  Fenagh  Rectory,  Carrick-on-Shannon. 
Edwin  Hall,  Esq..!. p.,  Yinehurst,  Blackrock,  Co.  Cork. 
George  L.  Heard,  Esq.,  Lehanagh,  Cork. 
W.  B.  Ilartland,  Esq.,  Ardcairn,  Cork. 
J.  M.  Inglis,  Esq.,  .LI-.,  Trenton,  Ball's  Bridge. 
The  Lord  Inchiquin,  Dromoland,  Newmarket-on-Fergus,  Clare. 
J.  K.  Ingram,  Esq.,  I.I..D.,  K.T.C.D.,  34  Trinity  College. 
T.  Dunbar  Ingram,  Esq.,  13  Wellington  Road. 
W.  Irvine,  Esq.,  »j.c.,  Prospect  Hill,  Carrickmines. 
The  Lord  Iveagh,  St.  Stephen's  Green,  Dub  in. 
Henry  Jones,  Esq.,  jun.,  Efl'ra  Road,  Rathmines. 
A.  S.  Jackson,  Esq.,  ^.c.,  45  Lower  Leeson  Street. 
Lieutenant-Colonel  W.  Johnson,  Castle  Lyons,  Fermoy. 
St.  G.  R.  Johnston,  Esq.,  ,1.1-.,  Mount  Prospect,  Kinloch. 
John  Jameson,  Esq..  .J.P.,  5  Upper  Merrion  Street. 
H.  W.  Jackson,  Esq.,  44  Fitzwilliam  Square. 
The  Earl  of  Kingston,  Kilronan  Castle,  Keadue,  Carrick-on- 

Sir  R.  Keane,  Bart,  Cappoquin,  Waterford. 
W.  Kenny,  Esq.,  o..c.,  M.r.,  35  Fitxwilliam  P. ace. 
Colonel  C.  II.  Knox,  .i.r.,  Creagh,  Ballinrobe. 
The  Lord  Kilmaine,  Killucan. 
W.  Kingsman,  Esq  ,  4  Banna  Villas,  Ranelagh. 
The  Earl  of  Kenmare,  Killarney  House,  Killarney. 
W.  M'M.  Kavanagh,  Esq.,  D.I,.,  Kellestown,  Carlow. 
T.  Kemmis,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Shaen,  Maryboro'. 
Sir  G.  King,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Charleston,  Drumsna. 
U.  A.  Knox   Esq.,  D.I...  Mount  Falcon,  Ballina. 
Thomas  Kough,  Esq.,  .1  i\,  Xewtown  Villa,  Kilkenny. 
W.  de  V.  Kane.  Esq.,  .1  i1.,  Sloperton  Lodge,  Kingstown. 
W.  Keating,  Esq..  Sybil  Hill,  Kaheny. 
('..  Kinahan,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Roebuck  Park,  Dundrum. 
T.  \V.  Kinahan,  Esq.,  M.A..  24  Waterloo  Road,  Dublin. 
A.  I).  Kennedy.  Esq.,  (Henageragh  Hall,  dlenageary. 
—  Kelly,  Ks.|..  Oil  Mills,  Sixmilebriclge.  Co.  Clare. 
M.  Den  Keatinge,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  D.I..,  Crlin.yford,  Kilkenny. 


!•'.  W.  Low,  Esq..  D.L.,  Kilshane,  Tipperary. 

K.  E.  Longfield,  Esq.,  ,7. p.,  Longueville,  Mallow. 

The  Earl  of  Limerick,  Dromore  Castle,  Pallaskenry. 

S.  Little,  Esq.,  .i.r.,  George  Street,  \Vexford. 

Thomas  Leech,  Esq.,  .T.I>.,  Fruitlawn,  Abbeyleix. 

J.  Ormsby  Lawder,  Esq.,  D.I...  Lawderda'e,  Carrick-on-Shannon. 

Percy  La  Touche,  Esq.,  D.I.  ,  Xewberry,  Kilcullen. 

The  Earl  of  Longford,  Pakenham  Hall,  Castlepollard. 

The  Duke  of  Leinster,  Carton,  Maynooth. 

J.  F.  Lecky,  Esq.,  I--.T.C.D.,  D.L.,  Lenham  Lodge,  Milford,  Carlow. 

Dames  Longworth,  Esq.,  D.I...  Glynwood,  Athlone. 

Professor  B.  Lewis,  49  Sandy's  Well,  Cork. 

H.  C.  Levinge,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Knockdrin  Castle,  Mullingar. 

The  Lord  Langford,  Summerhill,  Co.  Meath. 

Godfrey  Levinge,  Esq..  Lisdufi,  Ballybrophy. 

J.  M.  Lloyd,  Esq..  .i.r.,  Croghan  House,  Boyle. 

Guy  Lloyd,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Croghan  House,  Boyle. 

C.  L.  L'Estrange,  Esq..  j.p.,  \Voodville,  Sligo. 

A.  L.  Lee-Norman.  Esq.,  j.p,  Corballis.  Ardee. 

J.  W.  Leahy.  Esq..  .i.r.,  South  Hill,  Killarney. 

The  Earl  of  Listowel,  Convamore,  Mallow. 

Colonel  Sir  J.  Langrishe,  Bart.,  Knocktopher  Abbey.  Thomastown. 

T.  P.  Law,  Esq.,  (i.e.,  48  Stephen's  Green. 

Sir  H.  Lawrence,  Bart.,  Bel.:ard,  Clondalkin 

R.  F.  Lidwell.  Esq..  .i.r.,  21  George's  Street,  X. 

J.  Little,  Esq.,  M.D.,  14  Stephen's  Green. 

The  Yen.  Archdeacon  of  Lismore. 

Thomas  Leonard.  Esq..  .1  p..  \Varrenstown.  Dunsany. 

F.  La  Touche.  Esq..  .i.i>.,  The  Castle,  Dromahair. 

Lieutenant-Colonel  G.  Lindsay.  D.I..,  Glasnevin  House. 

William  Livingston,  Ks  j.,  We.stport. 

Rev.  James  Lyons,  The  Manse,  Manorhamilton. 

The  Lord  Massey,  Hermitage.  Castleconnell,  Limerick. 

General  Maquay.  Ashfield,  Monasterevan. 

Sir  R.  Musgrave,  ]'>art..  D.I..,  Tourin.  Cappoquin, 

J.  Malcomson.  Esq..  Dunmore,  E.  Waterford. 

C.  r>.  Maria}-.  Esq.,  D  i.  ,  T.ulvedere.  Mullingar. 

Major  R.  St.  L.  Moore,  .i.r.,  Kilashee,  Xaas. 

Rev.  J.  P.  Mahafly.  F.T.C.D.,  Trinity  College. 

H.  S.  Moore,  Esq.,  .i.r..  ~  Herbert  Street. 

J.  H.  Moore,  Esq.,  i;  i.. ,  32  Upper  Mount  Street. 

S.  Moore,  Esq..  D  i..,  liarne,  Clonmel. 


The  Viscount  Monck,  Charleville,  Enniskerry. 

The  Viscount  Massereene,  Oriel  Temple,  Collon,  Louth. 

H.  V.  Macnamara,  Esq.,  D.L.,  Ennistymon  House,  Ennistymon,  Clare 

The  Viscount  Midleton,  Cahirmore,  Limerick. 

The  Earl  of  Meath,  Kilruddery,  Bray. 

General  \V.  (j.  D.  Massy,  Grantstown,  Tipperary. 

Captain  M.  Morton,  j.r,  Little  Island,  Clonmel. 

The  Earl  of  Mountcashel,  More  Park,  Kilworth,  Co.  Cork. 

The  Hon.  G.  \V.  I.  Monsell,  D.I..,  Tervoe.  Limerick. 

The  Lord  Monteagle,  Mount  Trenchard,  Foynes. 

The  Lord  Muskerry,  Springfield  Castle.  Drumcollagher. 

J.  Macgillycuddy,  Esq.,  .].!'.,  Aghadoe,  Killarney. 

The  Earl  of  Mayo,  Palmerston  House,  Straflan. 

Rev.  I).  E.  Montmorency,  Castle  Morres,  Knocktopher. 

Ed.  Morrison,  Esq.,  Parsonstown. 

Sir  R.  Martin,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Si  Merrion  Square. 

Sir  G.  Moyers,  .1.1-.,  S  Vesey  PI  ice,  Kingstown. 

G.  ().  Molley,  Esq.   (i.e.,  y  Henrietta  Street. 

C.  E.  Martin,  Esq  ,  J.i' .,  12  Fitzwilliam  Place. 

W.  Moore,  Esq.,  ji.i,.,  76  Lower  Leeson  Street. 

\V.  G.  Murphy,  Esq.,  42  Lower  Sackville  Street. 

G.  Macnie,  Esq.,  .1.1-.,  Baymount,  Clontarf. 

J.  P.  Maunsell.  Esq.,  49  Mespil  Road. 

1".  Maple,  Esq.,  .i.i>,  Marino  Park,  Plackrock. 

Colonel  Magrath,  Banaboo,  Wexford. 

Rev.  H.  Mitchell,  Ouarrymount.  Uallybrophy. 

Rev.  S.  Martin,  Kilcock. 

Thomas  Mitchell,  ICsq.,  Parsonstown. 

G.  F.  Murphy,  Esq.,  .1.1-.,  The  Grange,  Dunsany. 

Rev.  Thomas  M  >ran.  34  Henry  Street,  Limerick. 

J.  \V.  Mullins,  Ivscj ..  .I.P.,  13  Rutland  Square.  East. 

Luke  J.  M'Donnell,  Es<j.,  jS  Merrion  Square,  Dublin. 

Samuel  M'Gregor,  Esq.,  30  Anglesea  Street. 

J.  1>.  M'Xamara,  ICsi].,  .1.1-.,  Rjck  Lodge,  Liscannor,  Clare. 

H.  M  Comas,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Homestead,  Dundrum. 

S.  M1  Comas,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Rockfort,  Dalkey. 

J.  M'Evoy,  l'"sq.,  .i.i'.,  I^ower  Bag^ot  Street. 

J.  M'Kee,  Es<].,  C'ollon,  (.'o.  Louth. 

Rev.  Canon  M'Cheaae,  Wellbrook,  Ereshfor-I.  Co.  Kilkenny. 

Alexander  M'Ostrich,  ESIJ..  Eglantine.  Cork. 

The  lion.  Captain  H.  C.  Monck,  D.I...  Charleville,  Enniskerry. 

J.  L.  Naper,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Loughcrew,  OKlcastle. 

Alexander  Nelson,  Esq..  .i.i1.,  Waterford. 

Dr.  Xadin,  Tipperary. 

].  P.  Newton,  Esq..  n.i..,  Punleckney  Manor,  Bagnalstown. 

J.  (i.  Nutting,  Esq..  .1.1-.,  Gortmore.  Dundrum. 

T.  li.  North,  Esq.,  ,i.i'..  no  Grafton  Street. 

The  Marquis  of  Ormonde,  The  Castle,  Kilkenny. 

M.  W.  O'Connor,  FS<I.,  .I.P.,  Baltrasna.  Oldcastle. 

T.  T.  Overend,  Esq.,  12  Ely  Flace. 

The  O'Oonovan,  ,i.i>.,  Lissard,  Skibbereen. 

E.  W.  O'Brien,  Esq.,  D.I...  Cahermoyle,  Ardagh,  Limerick. 

P.  O'Reilly,  Esq.,  D.I,.,  Coolamber,  Rathcwen. 

R.  W.  Orme,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Owen  me  re,  Crcssmolina. 

T.  G.  Overend.  Esq.,  Q c. ,  i  Terrace  Sorrento,  Dalkey. 

Sir  G.  Owens.  M.D.,  uo  Lower  Haggot  Street. 

Rev.  Canon  O'Connor,  Baltinglass. 

Rev.  Canon  O'Sullivan,  Cloughjordan. 

Joseph  Pike,  Esq..  D.I.  ,  Dunsland.  Glanmire,  Cork. 

Owen  Phibbs,  Esq ..  n.i..,  Coradoo,  Boyle. 

Sir  R.  J.  Paul,  Bart..  D.I..,  Ballyglan.  Waterford. 

James  Pim,  Esq.,  jun  .  Killarney  Wood,  Bray. 

Thomas  Pim,  Esq.,  Glen-na-Geragh  House.  Glena^eary. 

Joseph  T.  Pim,  Esq.,  Rinnamara.  Monksto\\n. 

G.  R.  Price.  Esq.,  g.r..  34  Lower  Leeson  Street. 

R.  L.  Power.  Esq.,  Inch  House,  Thurles. 

Samuel  Perry,  Esq..  D  i.  ,  Woodroofe,  Clonmel. 

Sir  Roger  Palmer,  Bart.,  D.I...  Rush  House.  Rush. 

Joshua  J.  Pim,  Esq.,  .i.r  .  Cabinteely  House.  Cabinteely. 

The  Hon.  H.  1'lunkett.  M.P.,  Dunsany  House.  Co.  Meath. 

D.  R.  Pack-Beresford,  Esq.,  D  i..,  Eenagh  House,  Bagnalstown. 

E.  Pike,  Esq.,  ,I.P.,  Shanakiel.  Cork. 

R.  H.  Power,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  The  Castle,  Lismore. 

Rev.  II.  R.  Poole,  D.D..  K.T.C.D.,  15  Lower  Fitzwilliam  Street. 

Sir.!.  T.  Power,  Bart.,  D.I...  Edennine,  Lnniscorthy. 

J.  C.  P<iunclen,  E>(].,  .I.P.,  Bally\\alter,  Corey. 

Major  C.  Pepper,  n  i..,  Ballygarth  Castle,  Julianstown. 

J.  N.  G.  Pollock,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Mountainstown,  Navan. 

The  Hon.  T.  Preston,  D.I..,  Silverstream,  Balbriggaa. 

The  Earl  of  Portarlington,  I'.mo  Park,  Portailingion. 

W.  T.  Potts,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Correen  Castle,  Ballinasloe. 

C.  C.  Palmer.  Esq..  .I.P.,  Raheen  House,  I  '.(lender  ry. 

Sir  R.  C.  Power,  Bart..  D.I..,  Kilfanc,  Thomastown. 

J.  T.  Power,  Escj..  D.I..,  Leoi~ardstown  Park.  Stillorgan. 

The  Viscount  Powerscourt,  K.I'.,  Powersco'irt,  Enniskerry. 

The  t'arl  of  Pembroke,  7  Carlton  House  Terrace,  London,  S.W. 

Thomas  Pirn,  Esq.,  jun.,  J.r.,  Greenbank,  Moukstown. 

F.  W.  Pirn,  Esq.,  Blackrock  Lodge,  Blackrock. 
Rev.  G.  B.  Power,  Thomastown. 

G   O.  Potter,  Esq.  (Mills),  Ballinrobe. 

Albert  Quill,  Esq.,  H.I..,  42  Ilarcourt  Street. 

The  Earl  of  Rossc,  K.P.,  Birr  Castle,  Parsonstown. 

G.  Ryan,  Esq.,  i>  i...  Inch  House,  Thurles. 
J.  M.  Kiyse,  Esq.,  .i.i'.,  Thornton,  Dunlavin. 
William  Robertson,  Eiq.,  30  Fitzwilliam  Square. 
John  Ross  Esq.,  o,.c.,  M.r. ,  66  Fitzwilliam  Square. 
Richard  Reeves.  Esq..  51  Merrion  Square. 

W.  Rochfort,  Esq.,  .J.r.,  Cahir  House,  C»hir. 

Ciptain  L.  Riall,  D  i...  Old  Conna  Hill,  Bray. 

R.  W.  C.  Reeves,  10 *q.   D.I...  Bissborough,  Killimer,  Cl.xre. 

Major  R.  Rice,  J.i'.,  Bushmount,  Lixnaw,  Kerry. 

The  Lord  Rathdonnell,  Lisnavagh,  Rathvilly,  Carlow. 

Colonel  Rowan,  .1.1-.,  Uelmont,  Tralef. 

E.  llotheram,  Esq.,  .J.P..  Crossdrum,  Oldcastle. 

M.  H.  Rotheram,  Es<|.,  .i.i'..  Belview,  Crossakiel. 

The  Hon.  II    Rowley,  D.I.  ,  Summerhill,  Meath. 

W.  Ruxton,  Esq.,  v.i. ,  Co.  Louth,  Ardee  House,  Ardee. 

A.  J.  Russell,  E<q.,  .i.i1.,  Mount  Russell,  Limerick. 

J.  Hamilton  Reid,  Esq.,  Lisnoe,  Dartry  Park,  Upper  Rathmines. 

J.  Hamilton  Reid,  E?q.,  Holmston,  Kingstown. 

J.  Richardson,  Esq.,  .i.i'.,  (i.e.,  70  Lower  Baggot  Street. 

S.  Ronan,  Esq.,  ij.c.,  45  Fitzwilliam  Square. 

\V.  Ryan,  Esq.,  (i.e.,  29  Pembroke  Street,  Upper. 

J.  Scott,  l-'.-q.,  //-/.//  Times  Office. 

Rev.  T.  Reilly,  Killashee. 

Skeffington  Smyth,  F.sq.,  v.i..,  Mount  Henry,  Porlarlington. 

G.  F.  Stewart,  Esq.,  .J  i'.,  Summerhill,  Kiiliney. 

II.  \*illiers  Stuart,  Esq.,  .J.I'.,  Dromana,  Cappoqum. 

Robert  Staples,  l-'.'c|..  i>.i...  Uunmore,  Durrow. 

\V.  J.  Shannon,  F-(|.,  62  Upper  Leeson  Street. 

R.  >exton,  Esq.,  .J  i> ,  70  Ilarcourt  Street 

G.  E.  Searight,  I-'.sq.,  ^prirgfield,  Shankhill,  Dublin. 

Mnjor-General  F.  W.  Stubbs,  .i.i1..  Uroiuaikin  House,  Castlebcllingham. 

R.  V.  Stoney.  Esq.,  .J.r.,  Ro?turk,  Co.  Mayo. 

Rev.  (ieorge  Salmon,  D.D.,  Provost  of  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

The  Viscount  Stopford,  !>.[..,  Courtown  House,  Gorey. 


Rev.  F.  De  B.  Sidle/,  The  Rectory,  Granard,  Longrord. 

Colonel  Pratt  Saunders,    D.L.,   Siunders  Grove,    Siratford-o.i-Sliney, 


W.  Stanford,  Esq.,  Ounavarri,  Lucan. 
J.  William  Scott,  K-.q.,  J.P.,  Russ'evin,  Ennis,  CUre. 
Aldermin  John  Harley  Sc-vtt,  .I.P.,  Park  Vie*  Terrace,  Cork. 
R.  M.  D.  Sanders,  Esq..  .7.!'.,  Sanders  Pa'k,  Charleville. 
Colonel  E.  Shuldham,  n.r...  Coolkellure,  Danmanway. 
J.  \V.  P.  Sheares,  Eq..  .IP,  Ro-jkhurst,  Mj.ikstowa.  Cork. 
Professor  Shaw.  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 
D>vaynes  S:nyth,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Bray  Head,  Bray. 
W.  A.  Sargent,  Eq.,  Waterford. 
R.  H.  Stubber.  Esq.,  D.I..,  Moyne,  DJITO.V. 
The  Marquis  of  Sligo,  Westport  Hou-e,  Sligx 
J.  T.  Soigne,  Eq.,  (jrennan  House,  Thimastown. 
Colonel  H.  J.  R.  V.  S:uirt,  J.P.,  Capetown,  Carri:k-on-Sair. 

D.  Sherlock,  E?q.,  D  i.  ,  Kaheen  Lodge,  Tullamore. 
Joseph  Studholme,  H.q..  J.P.,  Billyeig'ian,  Par>9isto\vn. 
R.  W.  Shekleton,  Esq.,  v  c..  42  Fity.william  Place. 

Dr.  P.  C.  Smyly,  v.K.r.s.i.,  4  Merrion  Square. 
Piev.  J.  \V.  Stubbs,  K.T.C.D.,  39  Fitzwilliam  S:reet. 
Sir  Edward  Sallivan,  Bart.,  32  Fitzwilliam  Pia:e. 
EJward  Sclater,  Esq.,  Caddagh  Hou=e.  Xavan. 
J.  D.  SarsfielJ,  E^q.,  Doughcloyne,  Cork. 

E.  \V.  S  nyth,  E-q..  Ab'ootsford.  Park  Av;me,  Sandymount. 
Tne  HDO.  Cosby  Trench,  D  L.,  SDp.v^ll  Hal'.,  Clraghprdau. 
Majir  K.  D.  Tanner,  J.P..  Belleville  Park,  Cappoquin. 
Colonel  F.  Trant,  D  i...  Dovea,  Thurles. 

J.  G.  Ta'ljw,  Eq.,  14  Sou'.h  Frederick  Sireet. 
(r.  F.  Trench,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Ardfert,  Kerry. 

C.  U.  Townshenl,  Eq..  J  p.,  Ha'ley,  Burlington  R^ad,  Dablin. 
T.  Cooke  Trench,  Esq.,  D.I,.,  Millicent,  Xais. 
G.  E.  Tombe,  Eq..  J.P.,  Kildare  Sireet  Club,  Dablin. 
Dr.  II.  P.  Truell,  J.J'. ,  Cionmannon,  Ashford,  \\"icklow. 
Colonel  C.  G.  Tottenhan.  D  r..,  Ballycurry,  Ashf jr  1,  \Vicklow. 
G.  L.  Tottenham,  Eq.,  D.I...  Glenjdj  Iliuse.  Kinlough,  BanJoran. 
Siapland  M.  Tandy.  E  ;  j.,  Ciarin-U  Park.  Kingstown. 
W.  T.  Trench,  Eq.,  J.P..  Liu^T.on,  Mjne/gill,  King's  County. 
R.  Tyrrell,  Esq.,  K.T.I  .  n.,  63  t.'pper  Lecson  Street,  l^ublin. 
H.  II.  Townsend,  Eq.,  .'.P.,  Condingan  Ma  lor,  Tipperary. 
J.  Tisdall.  E-q.;  D.I..,  Charlesfort,   Kells. 
C.  E.  Townsend,  Eq..  .I.P..  Mount  Coote,  Kilmallock. 

Colonel  J.  T.  Talbot-Crosbie,  J.P.,  Ardfert  Abbey.  Ardfert. 
II.  R.  G.  Toler,  E-q.,  D.I..,  Durrow  Abbey,  Tullamore. 
W.  J.  H.  Tyrrell,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Grange  Castle,  Edenderry. 
G.  B.  Thompson,  Esq.,  13  Fit/.william  Place. 

E.  II.  Tatlow,  Esq.,  10  Sar.bury  Gardens. 

G.  Thompson,  Esq.,  J.P.,  3  Win  Isor  Road,  Rathmines. 
G.  Tickel',  E-q.,  .i.i'.,  Biymount  Castle,  Clontarf. 
Rev.  Chancellor  Tisdall,  22  Herbert  Place. 
W.  G.  Twomey,  Esq.,  I.I..D.  ,  Sidmonton,  Bray. 
II.  Tivy,  Esq.,  Cork  Constitution. 

F.  N.  Le  P.  Trench,  Esq.,  g.r.,  7  Hitch  Street. 
Rev.  J.  W.  Tristram,  Rectory,  Maynooth. 

T.  S.  Trench,  K<q.,  .7.1-.,  Ballybrittas. 

S.  Thompson,  1C  ,q.,  Lauderdale,  Carrick-on-Shannon. 

C.  E.  Tuthill,  Esq.,  .7. P.,  Lansdowne  House,  Portroe. 

F.  Henry  Thompson,  Esq.,  Lauriston,  Cork. 

Sir  1C.  W.  Verner,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Corke  Abbey,  Bray. 

Robert  Usher,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Killinear  House,  Drogheda. 

A.  E.  Ussher,  Esq.,  .7.1'.,  Camphire,  Cappoquin. 

Tli3  Lord  Yentry,  Barnham  House,  Dingle. 

Fane  Vernon,  Esq.,  .I.P  ,  i  Wilton  Place. 

Colonel  1C.  Vernon,  .7.i>.,  Clontarf  Castle,  Clontarf. 

W.  L.  Vaughan,  E->q.,  D.I..,  (iolden  drove,  Roscrea. 

James  W7ilson,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Currygrane,  1C  Igeworthstown. 

J.  M.  Wilson,  Esq.,  .i.i'.,  Currygrane,  Edgewirthstown. 

W.  D.  Webber,  Esq.,  D.I..,  The  Castle,  Mitchels'own. 

C.  C.  1!.  Whyte,  E-q.,  n.i...  Ilatley  Manor,  Carrick-on-Shannon. 

Edward  Watson,  E  -q.,  15  1C  len  Oaay. 

William  Watson,  Esq.,  .I.P,  15  Eden  Qjny. 

J.  II.  Wigham,  Esq.,  .i.i'.,  Albany  HJUSC,  Monkstown. 

The  Marquis  of  Waterford,  K.P.,  Cmraghmore,  Portlaw. 

George  Orr  Wilson,  Esq.,  D.I...  Dunandagh,  Blackrock. 

Richard  Wright,  Esq.,  H.I..,  Arkindale  Road,  dlenageary. 

A.  H.  Wynne,  E<q.,J.p.,  Estates'  Office,  Collon,  Co.  Louth. 
Owen  Wynne,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Hazlewood,  Sligo. 

(.'.  M.  Wilson,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  S  Adelaide  Street,  Kingstown. 

Eewis  Whyte,  Esq.,  George's  Hill,  Ualbriggan. 

Rev.  J.  II.  Wilson,  Dundrum  Rector}-,  (,'ashel. 

E.  P.  Westby,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Roebuck  Castle.    Dundrum. 

Sir  A.  II.  Warren,  Bart.,  D.I..,  Warren's  Court.  Eisardagh,  Cork. 

B.  Williamson,  Esq..  K.T.C.D.,  40  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 
Captain  T.  J.  Walker,  D.I..,  Tykillen  House,  Kyle,  Wcxford. 

G.  A.  R.  Wade,  Esq.,  .1.1-.,  Belvedere  House,  Mullingar. 

J.  S.  Winter,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Agher,  Enfield,  Meath. 

Sir  A.  Walsh,  Bart..  D.I..,  Ballykilcavan,  Stradbally. 

Sir  A.  Weldon,  Bart..  i>  i..,  Kilmoroney,  Athy. 

J.  If.  Weldon,  Esq.,  J.P.,  Ash  Hill  Towers,  Kilmallock. 

Major-General  0.  B.  Woolsev,  D.I..,  Milesdown,  Castlebellingham. 

J.  Wakeley,  Esq.,  D.I..,  Hallyburley.  Edenderry. 

H.  Watson,  Esq.,  .i.i>.,  1'allyroan  House,  Rathfarnham. 

J.  I).  Wardell,  Esq..  2  Fit/.william  Place. 

G.  Walpole.  Esq.,  Windsor  Lodge,  Seafield  Avenue.  Monkstown. 

John  A.  Walker,  Esq.,  .I.P.,  Seafort  Lodge,  Williamstown. 

Piers  F.  White,  Esq.,  <;.<•.,  10  Fitzwilliam  Square. 

G.  Wright,  Esq.,  (i.e.,  i  Fitzwilliam  Square. 

Rev.  II.  Yere  White.  Waterford  (All  Saints'  Hectory). 

Hev.  J.  Warner,  Ki'lenaule. 

Yen.  Archdeacon  A.  Wynne,  Queenstown. 

W.  Waller,  Escj.,  D.I..,  Castletcnvn,  I'allaskenry.  Limerick. 

Arthur  Webb.  Esq.,  Wilton.  Mallow. 

The  Earl  of  Westmeath,  Palla?,  Tynagh,  Loughrea. 

A.  Wood  Wright,  Esq.,  Passage  West,  Cork. 

H.  L.  Young,  Esq.,  .J.P.,  Leemount,  Cork. 

LIST     OF 



CON  V E  N  T I O  N 


COUNTY  CAUI.OW.— Sir  T.  P.  Butler,  Bart.,  D.L.  ;  Messrs. 
J.  Frederick  Lecky,  D.L.  ;  I'.  J.  Newton,  D.L. ;  W.  Browne- 
Clayton,  D.L. ;  Captain  I  I.E.  Maxwell,  Major  liloomfield,  Messrs. 
Gordon  Fishbourne,  J.I'.  ;  Robert  M.  McMahon,  J.P.  ;  R.  Clayton 
Browne,). Cole  Baily,  J.P. ;  R.  Lecky  Pike,  J.P. ;  G.  S.  Kitzmaurice, 
J.  Cornwall  Brady,  J.P.  ;  Rev.  T.  G.  J.  Phillips,  Mr.  William 
Fitzmaurice,  Hon.  E.  S.  Stopford,  Messrs.  Colin  Malcomson, 
George  Langran,  Henry  Stuart,  George  Alcock,  C.  M'Dowell, 
M.D.  ;  Robert  G.  Watson,  Denis  Pack  Beresford,  D.L.  ;  Captain 
Henley,  j.i>.  ;  Mr.  W.  More,  Captain  P.  C.  Newton,  J.P.  ; 
Messrs.  W.  Watson,  Robert  Bates,  Charles  Duffield,  James 
Butler,  Henry  Burgess,  F.  A.  Malcomson,  Colonel  Vigors,  J.P.  ; 
Messrs.  Chas.  II.  Thorp,  Robert  Kepple,  Richard  Newland,  J. 
Scanlon,  G.  P.  Wilson,  R,  Smith,  James  O'Xeill,  W,  L.  Burne, 
J.  Valentine.  W.  Perrin,  Samuel  Neill,  Peter  Salter,  W.  Hopkins, 
J.  Jackson,  T.  Jackson,  J.  le  Blanc,  Thomas  James,  Kane  Smith, 
John  Moody,  Robert  Pigott,  R.  Burland,  Win.  Murphy,  W. 
Hatton,  John  Fenton,  J.P.  ;  J.  W.  Kerr,  H.  Meredyth,  James 
Cassells,  Samuel  Bolton,  Ven.  Archdeacon  Jameson,  Messrs. 
Alex.  Smith.  F.  N.  Archdale,  John  Thorp,  J.  Leyburne,  Thomas 
Caldbeck,  Wm.  Giltrap,  Wm.  Carey,  Thomas  Corrigan,  II.  B. 
Warren,  Robt.  C.  Langran,  Rev.  R.  Uoupe. 

COUNTY  CLARK. — Messrs.  J.  W.  Scott,  H.  de  L.  Willis,  Bagot 
Blood,  Rev.  J.  B.  Greer,  Captain  J.  O'C.  Westropp,  Mr.  Marcus 
Keane,  The  Lord  Inchiquin.  Colonel  M'Adam,  Major  Wilson- 
Lynch,  Rev.  J.  Griffith,  Messrs.  Hugh  Westropp,  R.  R.  Studdert, 
R.  G.  Parker,  E.  Newport  Singleton,  M.  Roche  Kelly,  T.  B. 
Browne,  P.  Driscoll,  Colonel  H.  Vincent,  Colonel  Graham, 

Hon.  E.  D.  O'Brien,  .Messrs.  J.  O'G.  Delemege,  C.  R.  A. 
M'Donnell,  Thomas  Crowe,  W.  C.  V.  Burton,  H.  V.  Mac- 
nunara,  Rev.  C.  M'Dowell,  Messrs  W.  H.  W.  Fit/gerald, 
E.  P.  Westby,  F.  Hickman.  R.  C.  Reeves,  Captain  R.  Ellis, 
Messrs.  Charles  R.  Ellis.  W.  F.  Crowe,  Hector  S.  Yandeleur, 
M.  Kelly,  James  Bennet,  Benjamin  Cox,  Lt.  W.  Henn. 

CITY  OF  COKK.— H.  L.  Tivy,  Alderman  .J.  H.  Scott, 
(High  Sheriff;,  Messrs.  J.  C.  Rowe,  i.e.  :  F.  H.  Thompson, 
W.  H.  P>,b!e,  J.P.  ;  J.  Lovell,  G.  A.  Goold.  T.  Farrington,  M.A.  ; 
J.  AYibon  Hall,  J.  Forbes  Maguire,  W.  Lovell,  II.  J.  Forde, 
J.  Pigott,  J.  C.  W.  Batterfield.  \V.  T.  Hungerford,  'i.e.  ;  W.  J. 
Good,  J.  Skuse,  \V.  Gibson,  A.  Jackson,  R.  A.  Robinson,  F. 
\V.  Gelling,  A.  M'Ostrich,  F.  Jackson,  J.  II.  Thompson,  R. 
Sunner,  G.  Walker,  J.  G.  Moore,  J.  Sarsfield,  R.  Kirwan, 
Rev.  W.  Bell,  Messrs.  AV.  Hill,  T.  H.  G.  Wallis,  H.  R.  Crofts, 
R.  Gregg,  R.  Taylor,  AY.  Tyler,  L.  Scully,  J.  \V.  Baker,  H.  R. 
Harley,  G.  R.  Meyers,  G  Harvey,  .1.  Pike,  T.  .!.  Babington, 
S.  G.  Babington,  --  Goodman,  --  M'Ewen,  --  Campbell, 
-  Taylor,  —  Connor.  —  Sullivan,  --  Boate,  --  Wilkie,  E. 
Xewenham,  — Ackland,  — Lapham,  — Grindley,  -Carey, 
— Muirheadj^Good, —  Mayne.  F.  Mayne,  J.  Ros?,  — Hammond. 
-  Mangerton  Arnott,  G.  Joyce,  C.  O'Grady,  F.  Lewis,  Mrs. 
T.  J.  Babington,  Miss  Rose  Gregg. 

COUNTY  OF  COKK. — Rev.  J.  \V.  Lindsay,  D.D.  ;  Rev.  T.  R. 
Matthews,  Captain  Tonson  Rye,  D.L.  ;  Messrs.  J.  B.  Tonson 
Rye,  J.P.;  Henry  Reid,  Thomas  Reid,  Thomas  II.  Barter, 
E.  Pike,  J.l'.  ;  Captain  Herrick,  Captain  Woodlev.  Rev.  \Y.  V. 
Miller,  Messrs.  J.  Barter,  H.  Webb  Gillman,  J.P.  ;  R.  St.  L. 
B.  Chinnery,  Richard  Kingston,  Hugh  Massey,  (ieorge  Logan, 
Thomas  Henderson,  Richard  Barter,  John  C.  Wood.  Robert 
Topp,  S.  C.  Woodroffe,  John  Hanlon,  Win.  Murphy,  Matthew 
Breever,  John  Ryan,  Rev,  W.  F.  Archdall,  Messrs.  James 
Spiers,  John  Hopkins,  John  Paul,  r,.\  ,  R.IM.  ;  James  I'urdon 
Fitzgerald,  Samuel  Howe,  W.  Cassidy,  —  Pixzy,  William  H. 
Beamish,  R.  D-  Hare,  S,  French,  Thomas  Waggett,  William 
Taylor,  William  Osborne,  William  Davidson,  Rev,  Thomas 

Moore,  LT..I>.  ;  Messr.-.  Joseph  Tike,  1".  H.  Thompson,  T.  \V. 
Gubbins,  J.  A.  Russell,  Robert  William^,  Rev.  C.  Toucnham, 
Messrs.  J.  Bradfield,  —  M'Donnell,  T.  Daunt,  William  Rowe, 
-  Jagoe,  William  Gash,  Rev.  G.  Herrick,  Mr.  II.  T.  Daunt, 
Captain  Allen,  Messr;.  15.  Robertson,  Newenliam  Crone, 
Giles  Crone,  H.  B.  Walker,  --  Savage,  --  Fryer,  Colonel 
Stoyte,  Messrs.  R.  Pratt,  --  Lamb,  William  Blea/by,  jun.  ; 
Robert  Bleazby,  William  Walton,  William  Benstead,  John 
Meade,  jun.;  Robert  Meade,  •  Haynes,  William  Kent, 
Thomas  J.  Kingston,  R.  \\.  Heard,  Miss  Heard,  Miss  Daunt, 
Mr.  Jonas  Alcock  Stawell,  Major  Hewitt  1'oole,  Rev.  E.  Emerson, 
]>.]>.  ;  Messrs.  T.  A.  Ludlow  Hewitt,  R.  L.  Allman,  Ludlow 
Scaly,  C.  Sealy  King,  H.  Hungerford,  •).  H.  Payne,  Rev. 
Somers  Payne,  Rev.  \V.  Hanlon,  Rev.  .1 .  S.  Ruby,  Rev.  A. 
W.  Whhley,  Messrs.  "\Vilson  Caibuiy,  G.  T.  Appelbe.  R.  T. 
Haynes,  M.  Dennehy,  G-  Emerson,  John  Jones,  \\illian; 
P.ird,  E.  15ird,  B.  Scott,  R.  W.  Sherlock,  R.  AV.  Beamish, 
J.  Bird,  T.  J.  Good,  J.  Stanley,  A.  Buttimer,  S.  Ford,  r.L.c.  ; 
J.  Hawkins,  T.  Good,  H.  Xorthridge,  P.  Colter,  Rev.  H.  W. 
Townsend,  M.A.  :  \"ery  Rev.  the  Dean  of  Ross,  Messrs.  Richard 
H.  Townshend,  J.i>.  ;  James  S  wanton,  Fit/  John  de  Burgh, 
J.  Mason,  J.  Bric.i,  W.  Fitzmaurice,  Rev.  '/..  W.  Miller, 
Messis.  AV.  Connell,  Matthew  Swectman  (Lisnalig),  Daniel, 
Hegarty,  Samuel  Sweetman,  Matthew  Sweetman  Betslx rough), 
Michael  Trinder,  James  Trirder,  John  Trinder,  J.  E.  Barrett- 
Carrigan,  S.  Payne,  R.G.  Bird,  Rev.  R.  Canon  O'Grady,  Messrs. 
Jonas  AYoli'e,  G.  Wright,  E.  H.  Townsend.  J.  E.  Barrett.  J.I'.  ; 
AV.  S.  Bird,  J  l'.  ;  Charles  Duklow,  E.  Godfrey,  Paul  Shannon, 
Colonel  Johnson,  Colonel  Deane,  Rev.  William  Godfrey,  Rev. 
L.  Henry,  Mr.  Thomas  Ryall,  Colonel  Deane.  .M'.  ;  Kev.  L. 
Fleury,  Rev.AVilliam  Godfrey,  Mr.  T.  Ryall,  Colonel  Johnson,  j.i1.; 
Messrs.  W.  Dowries  Webber,  j  i>. ;  James  Wayland,J.  Fail-brother, 
J.  A.  Tuckey,  AV.  W.  Purcell,  J.  ().  Harold,  J.l>.  ;  C.  P.  Coote, 
l)  ]..  ;  George  Montgomery,  J.I'.;  Edward  Montgomery,  Vcn.  11. 
C.  AA'illis,  D.D.,  Archdeacon  of  Cloyne ;  Messrs.  James  S.  Hunt, 
Percival  Hunt,  Colonel  Williamson,  CM;.  ;  Messrs.  Charles  Haine.s 
lames  Creagh,  M.D.  ;  Frank  Lyons.  Chailes  A.  Webb,  Miss  M. 
Fairholm,  Messrs.  R.  Willis,  Wm.  Bolster,  W.  S.  Ronayne, 
P.  S.  Ronayne,  Edmond  Ludgate,  C.  Ronayne,  John  (Myott, 


Robert  Ludgate,  H.  D.  Spratt,  John  Farmer,  Richard  Warner. 
Godfry  Levinge,  J.I'.  ;  G.  S.  Bolster,  j.r.  ;  Surgeon  Bolster, 
Messrs.  William  Stawell,  R.  M.  D.  Sanders,  J.P.  ;  .).  Harol  J  Barry, 
J.l'.;  Edward  Croker,  J.P. ;  R.  E.  Long  field,  D  I,.,  J.  A.  R. 
Newman,  D.L.,  Win.  X.  Leader,  j  I'.;  T.  J.  Leahy,  J.P. ;  John 
Diskin,  Colonel  Aldworth,  D.I,.;  Messrs.  Philip  Philpot,  George 
M'Elroy,  Michael  Barker,  Dr.  Dodd,  Isaac  Wolfe,  Ralph  Dagg, 
Captain  C.  TI.  Bolster,  P.L.G.  ;  Mr.  G.  W.  F.  Smith,  Rev.  T. 
Olden,  Messrs.  John  W.  Evans,  J.P.  ;  Win.  N.  Hatte. 

COUNTY  OF  Dri;ux  S'TTIL  DIVISION),  Rathmincs.-  Messrs. 
J.  Hatchell,  D.I..  ;  E.  McFarland,  A.  Wihnot,  Iloman  Fossetl, 
J.  Hollander,  J.  Swiff,  R.  E.  Mellony,  A.  Mellon,  Captain  S:. 
George  Stewart,  Messrs.  William  Jordan,  Robert  M  igee, 
Robeit  Cox  Armitage,  II.  C.  Bloxham,  R.  Phillips,  C.  Langford, 
E.  Thompson,  J.  Bird,  A.  Murphy,  William  Brady.  A. 
Sheppard,  J.  I- isher,  A.  Davis,  George  Hillman,  J.  Thornton, 
William  M'Naught,  J.  Johnston,  T.  Johnston,  R.  Baxter,  II. 
Coffey,  S.  Sherwood,  \V.  Evans  William  Davis,  J.P.  ;  James 
Marks,  Robert  Flynn,  Thomas  Tra^y,  Robert  Richard  Glascott, 
William  B.  Kyle,  R.  R.  Belshaw.  Henry  Jones,  Tiiom  is  Catley, 
Edward  Leorcd,  II.  J.  Campbell,  J.  M  iguire,  James  Henderson, 
James  Thornton,  Charles  Longford,  George  Browne,  Rev.  P. 
Hunt,  A.  J.  Taylor,  M. A.  ;  John  RedJy,  Thomas  Roddy,' M.  A. 
Browne,  Henry  Abbott,  R.  A,  Bohon,  R.G.Goodfellow,  Joseph  H. 
Fisher,  A.M. \\"il mot, George  Kcrford.J.M.  Bond,  Samuel  Hobson, 
William  Deverell,  George  Cox,  A.  Mason,  R.  Miller,  A.  Goodbody, 
William  Farmer,  James  Brunker,  R.  Lapham(  T.  Draper,  A. 
Gilbert,  R.  Short,  George  Downes,  J.  Marks,  William  Free,  D. 
Dalton,  A.  Hall,  J  \V.  Foster,  S.  Revell,  R.  W.  Philips  R.  L. 
Warren,  J.  M.  Coyne,  William  Smith,  Thomas  II.  Hayes,  George 
Messias,  Dr.  Mason,  Messrs.  S.  G.  MUMMY,  F.  Stephens,  William 
G.  Leslie,  T.  Draper,  II.  Page.  A-thur  Brew,  Fredeiick  1  Sutler, 
William  Barrett,  Dr.  J.  Hilles,  Rev.  E.  Johnston-Smith,  Messrs. 
John  Gilbert,  William  Jackson,  Thomas  McGovern,  Charles 
Kelly,  C.  Alexander.  William  Wilson,  Rev.  Dr.  Moffatt,  Messrs. 
R.  II.  Hall,  C.  Baird,  R.  Cooke,  II.  Bible,  J.  P.  Ho-g,  S.  C.. 
Reeves,  H.  F.  Campbell,  Robert  Briars.  A.  Harris,  J.  Burner, 
W.  Smeltzer,  William  Thorpe,  William  H.  Bryan,  Edmund  J. 

Browning,  Rev.  W.  B.  Bryan,  Messrs.  R.  Morton,  Robert 
Christian,  Richard  Wall,  E-  H.  Tallcn,  A.  Tuthill,  J.  I).  Russell, 
John  McCready,  Rev.  S  Bird,  Messrs.  Samuel  Boycl,  G.  W. 
Shannon,  R.  A.  Shrimpton,  S.  Stoney,  Simon  Xol  in,  William 
Davis,  Adam  Lennon,  G.  Kerford,  Robert  Wells,  T.  Stephens, 
Frederick  White,  George  Rtidd,  R.  Dowling,  William  Hayes, 
Thomas  R.  Brunskill,  Robert  Lapham,T.  Short,  jun.  ;  T.  Talbot, 
Colonel  Dolan,  Messrs.  J.  Sturd,  A.  J.  Davis,  S.  McClure, 
J.  D.  McCready,  Alfred  E.  Alexander,  R.  H.  Fisher.  T.  A. 
Jones,  J.  C.  Walter  Jones,  E.  H.  Warren,  T.  Beahan,  Erancis 
II.  Cookman,  Rev.  Samuel  M.  Harris,  M.A.  ;  Messrs.  William 
Dowling,  John  G'-iffin,  John  A.  Rcddy,  James  Barnett,  George 
Barnett,  Edwin  Liller,  James  Ritchie,  Robert  Eaglesham, 
Robert  Thyne,  George  Laclley,  Thomas  H.  Duggan,  J.  Forde, 
Dr.  M.  Browne,  Dr.  Montgomery  A.  Ward,  Captain  Dr.  J.  II. 
Taffe,  Surgeon-General  Gunn,  Messrs.  J.  Coulter,  A.  Reid, 
Samuel  McClure.  Joseph  F.  Smith,  R.  D.  Barber,  Jackson 
Goulding,  P.  J.  Grubb,  William  J.  Roe,  G.  B.  Busteed,  W.  J. 
Harrison,  G.  A.  Davis,  Henry  White,  Henry  Maguire,  Thomas 
Saul.  J.  W.  Rudd,  E.  Goddard,  W.  J.  Keogh,  1'.  Birmingham, 
Dr.  Mackintosh,  Messrs.  Ludlow,  R.  Hamilton,  E.  P.  M.icFarlan, 
Captain  Shaw,  Messrs.  B.  Gubbins,  T.  J.  Tracy,  J.P.  ;  R.  X. 
Bo'ton,  Samuel  Bolton,  J.P. 

Kingsloii'n  District.—  Messrs.  T.  P.  Cairnes,  J.P.  ;  Robert  J. 
Browne,  Shapland  Tandy,  S.  Adams,  A.  D.  Kennedy,  Isaac 
Molloy,  Colonel  Beamish,  Captain  Richards,  Messrs.  William 
Johnson,  John  Russell,  Dr  Scott,  Messrs.  Thomas  Ross,  W. 
W.  Robinson,  J.  Plasto,  P.  M.  Kirton,  Guy  Lestrange,  H.  de 
V.  Kane,  W.  Dunn,  S.  Wilmott,  W.  Moyers,  W.  G.irnett,  J.P.  ; 
Captain  Cross,  Captain  Dowman,  Messrs.  H.  C.  Ath\vool: 
T.C.,  P.  L.  ;  S.  R.  Going,  James  Semple,  J.  W.  Galloway,  Dr. 
Lucas,  Messrs.  S.  Browne,  J.  M'Cullagh,  Arthur  Samuels,  G.  R. 
Lyster,  C.  M.  Wilson.  J.  Evans,  James  Carson.  Rev.  Mr.  Lynch. 
Rev  Patterson  Smith,  Rev.  W.  Somerville,  Messrs.  Samuel 
Martin,  John  Bryan,  Dr.  Ha/elton,  Rev.  Mr.  Gardiner,  Messrs. 
W.  Winnett,  F.  Thompson,  W.  G.  Barrett,  J.  Hamilton  Reid,  C. 
Speir,  T.  Pennell.  J.  Thornton,  J.  Jones,  Captain  Jones,  Messrs. 
George  Bell,  W.  Bunsfield,  Talbot  Coall,  George  Sutton,  William 
Wallace,  William  M'Comas,  J.P.  ;  J.  M'Cormack,  Rev.  J.  Rice, 


Messrs.  Devereux  Spratt,  F.  J.  Lewers,  George  H.  Finlay,  J  r.  ; 
Allan  Ingram,  LL.I;.  ;  S:r  George  Moyers,  Bart.  ;  Messrs. 
Thomas  Pirn,  jun.  ;  Samuel  Walkington,  Rev.  John  C.  Dowse, 
Dominick  Burke,  j.r.  ;  George  Hamilton,  John  Bryan,  William 
M'Cormack,  jun.  ;  E.  Lowry,  John  Best,  William  J.  Harper,  H. 
Warren  Darley,  James  Dillon,  t'.K.  ;  John  Parker,  George 
Perrin,  J.  H.  North,  J.r.  ;  Colonel  Maunsell,  Messrs.  John 
Darlington,  A.  de  C.  Gildea,  F.  Bourke,A.  Findlater,  Joseph  H. 
Carson,  Rev.  W.  Fit/p'itrick,  Messrs.  Arthur  Lawler,  W.  C. 
Fitzwilliam,  Thomas  G.  White.  T.  W.  Robinson,  H.  R.  New- 
land,  Edward  Seymour,  Alexander  Downes,  C.  R.  Drouton, 
Captain  M'lvor,  Messrs.  C.  W.  Wilson,  Digby  Chamberlain, 
Major-General  Baatty,  Major  P.  T.  Bsames,  Capt.  Darwell,  R.X.: 
Messrs.  II.  V.  !•  rench,  A.  If.  Middleton,  C.  Johnson,  G.  F.  Dunn, 
John  Kempste'".  R.  G.  Perrin,  John  Hall,  Thomas  Fiiziimons, 
John  Bentley,  J.i'.  ;  James  Scanlon,  Thomas  Cooey. 

Blackrock. — Messrs.  Edgar  A,  Pirn,  C.  W.  Bcthams,  Colonel 
D.  Browne,  n  L  ;  Michael  F.  Crowe,  Thomas  Drew,  loaathan 
Goodbody,  W.  H.  Ilartigan,  John  Ha/Icy,  E.  M.  Kelly.  Robert 
Marchbank,  John  Colclough,  William  Mitchell,  Greenwood 
Pirn,  W.  H.  Spain,  James  Sweeney,  John  R.  Wigham,  William 
J.  Wilkinson,  William  Wright.  John  Walker,  Westley  Morris, 
J.  Brownel,  Samuel  J.  Cluff,  Thomas  Doherty,  James  M. 
Johnston,  J.  Blevin,  William  Harpur,  Arthur  J.  Murray.  John 
Ilaweston,  Thomas  Hunt,  Charles  Hunt,  Joseph  T.  Pirn, 
Frederic  Pirn,  H.  Bailey,  Charles  Broun,  F.  1).  Finucane, 
William  G.  Richardson,  Robert  Richardson,  James  Denny, 
William  Willoughby,  Joseph  II.  Woodworth,  D.  J.  Kelly, 
Spencer  Kelly.  Hartfort  Kelly,  Edward  D.  Kelly,  Joseph  J. 
Semple.  William  Brennan,  John  II.  Mas-ey,  Frederick  Andrews, 
Arthur  J.  Woodwort'i,  WiilLun  J.  Dudgeon,  J.  Dudgeon, 
Herbert  Dudgeon,  Thomas  Fox,  Hugh  \Vilson,  John  Poulton, 
John  Torkington,  James  C.  Tisdall,  Nicholas  Hopkins,  David 
Evan?,  James  Christian,  George  Blake,  Benjamin  Barker,  Henry 
Wilmott.  Robert  Peebles,  ( Jeorge  <  >rr  Wilson.  J.  Pect.  Sydenham 
Davis,  William  R.  Wigham.  John  Cuthbcrt  William. 


Callow,  J.F.  ;  Dr.  St.  John  Lyon,  Messrs.  Charles  X.  Cibbs, 
Thomas  Kiernan,  Nathaniel  Bradford,  Frederick  Wright,  C. 
Murray  Ross,  John  Smallman,  Frederick  Hawksworth,  .1.  .!. 
Wilson,  C.  Hawlett,  G.  D.  Beggs,  William  R.  Maguirc,  Joseph 
R.  Fitzgerald,  William  Hanbury,  William  Colclough.  James 
Lewers,  Rev.  Kerr,  Messrs.  C.  C'oyle,  Hubert  H.  Hanbury, 
Captain  Waller  Fox,  Samuel  McComas,  l.r  ;  Captain.  H.  C. 

AV/////<y.-Messis.  Clifford  Lloyd.  Crosbie  Goff,  F.  R. 
Rambaut,  J.  Hume  Dudgeon,  Joshua  D.  Chaytor,  Charles 
Chaytor,  Captnin  Cross  ;  Messrs.  H.  Domville.  B.  W.  Rooke, 
R.  Mitchell,  H.  K.  White,  .l.i>.  ;  .!.  R.  Or;  en,  Canon  Stavely,  Rev. 
Day,  S.  \".  Feet.  W.  J.  Bramley,  J.  Watts,  R.  Murphy,  J. 
M.  Haughton,  R.  Sadlier,  Col.  Dewitson. 

Diiniirian.— Messrs.  John  Low,  W.  T.  Rambaut,  Edward 
Stokes,  Everard  Hamilton,  James  Men  in,  Thomas  Kearney, 
William  Oakes,  James  Dobbs,  W.  J.  M'Xeight,  Samuel 
Blackburne,  William  Scanners,  Richard  Ouinsey,  J.  M.Williams, 
William  Hunter,  William  Greer,  Edward  Stanley,  Isaac  Long, 
William  Tyndall,  James  Price,  A.  Johnston,  Allen  Foster,  David 
Jameson,  Wm.  Thompson,  W.  Richardson,  William  Thompson, 
W.  J.  Corballis,  j  P. ;  A.  Davis,  H.  Stoker,  M.  F.  Roche,  S.  W. 
Rossiter,  W.  Sheppard,  Hugh  Swectman,  John  Wheatley,  J.  I). 

Cabintccly. — Messrs.  John  Bannister,  Thomas  Bassett,  John 
Best,  John  Charters,  Thomas  Davis,  Francis  A.  Fan  ell,  Henry 
Featherston,  Charles  Freeman,  George  Gorham,  Samuel 
Graham,  Joshua  Hadnett,  George  Harris,  George  Heatley, 
Henry  Hubbard,  William  Irvine,  o.c.  ;  '  Jeorge  Jessop,  James 
Jones,  James  Kavanagh,  William  Kinsella,  E.  D.  M'Crec, 
E.  Harris  M'Cree,  Benjamin  Pollard,  Richard  Reeves,  Captain 
Riall,  n.L.  ;  Rev.  D.  F.  Ringwood,  Messrs.  William  Scott, 
William  II.  Scale,  G.  E.  Searight,  William  Smith,  .John 
Sutton,  J.  Thompson,  T.  C.  Townsend,  David  Towsor,  •'.  J. 
Turkington,  James  Wallace. 

COUNTY  OK  Di:uux  (Nouni  DIVISION)— Messrs.  F.  Sandys, 
William  Sandys,  T.  J.  Myles,  Robert  Smith,  .l.iv.  ;  I).  J. 
Wilson,  F.  J.  Lowe,  S.  E.  Armstrong,  Russell  Dowse,  William 



Jarratt,  Captain  Malcolmson,  Messrs.  Richard  McMullen, 
George  Atkinson,  Charles  Cole,  W.  F.  Cooper,  G.  H.  McLean, 
J.  M.  Webb,  George  Davies,  Francis  Finlay,  C.  Batt,  Rev.  J.  W. 
Stubhs,  Messrs.  George  Watson,  .1.  J.  Gray,  II.  Lowe,  E.  V. 
Selfe,  Charles  Kingston,  Frederick  Kingston,  W.  G.  Kingston, 
W.  J.  Watts,  E.  A.  Ferguson,  J.  A.  Ardill,  John  Hilfirty,  J.  H. 
Giltrap,  Rev.  X.  Carr,  Rev.  H.  Carson,  Messrs.  11.  Best,  T.  P. 
Law,  o.c.  ;  J.  Blackwell  Meade,  M.  Singleton,  J.  II.  Kerse, 
George,  Isaac  Lord,  R.  L.  Richardson,  W.  H.  MatTett, 
George  Price,  J.  II.  Harrison,  J.  Davidson,  Robert  Alexander 
Davidson,  R.  C.  Collins,  Thomas  Collins,  John  Collins,  Thomas 
Gilbert,  James  Glasco,  Robert  Paul,  J.  G.  Day.  M.  Gricr,  Charles 
Bailey,  Alf  Downey,  Dr.  Patton,  Mr.  \V.  Parnell,  Rev.H.Carleton, 
Captain  Watts,  Messrs.  George  Kyre,  F.  Millington,  D.  McArdle, 
John  Payne,  William  Bell.  James  Coade,  Blayney  Mitchell,  G. 
Clarke.  Andrew  Malone,  C.  W.  Frith,  V.  Judson,  W.  II.McKittrick, 
W.  II.  Wynne,  C.  McCleary,  T.  W.Wilkinson.  W.  G.  Murphy,  G.  A. 
O.  Maclagan,  John  Logan,  Colonel  F.  \"ernon,  D.I..  ;  Sir  F.  Brad- 
street,  Bart.;  Rev.  M.  Bradshaw.  Rev.  J.  L.  Morrow.  Rev.  G.  B. 
Taylor,  Rev.  F.G. Hayes,  Rev.S.  I!.  McGce,  Rev.  J.S. Cooper.  Rev. 
W.  F.  Wilkinson.  Rev.  John  Moran.  Captain  Rueben  Howell, 
Messrs.  G.  Macnie,  George  A.  Colley,  Walter  Keating,  George 
Healy,  John  Whyte,  William  Graham,  Forbes  Morrow,  F.  St.  J. 
Morrow,  J.  R.  Clegg,  William  North,  M.  F.  Higginbotham,  R. 
Croker  King,  William  Hunter,  Samuel  Young,  .1.  Greene.  I).  Cairns, 
P.  J.  Walsh.  William  Watson,  Charles  Lyndon,  Thomas  Stuart, 
Arthur  Taylor,  Dr.  Armstrong,  Messrs.  T.  B.  Rowland,  John 
White,  John  Humphrey,  Major  Moore,  Messrs.  J.  Rynd,  R.  <  >. 
O'Connor,  M..\.  ;  Hugh  Brown.  F.  W.  Warren,  George  Dixon, 
R.  Taylor,  Jacob  Crosse,  .Richard  Taylor,  Captain  Percy, 
Messrs.  T.  W.  Mitchell,  G.  H.  Rowe,  Thomas  Davis,  J.  H. 
McLean,  G.  Webster,  R.  Slater,  F.  Harrison,  J.  Clarke,  D. 
Matthews,  John  Darcy,  William  Jordan,  William  Lyons,  A. 
Morrow.  F.  Lewis,  Samuel  Farlow,  A.  ( 'lements,  A.  II.  Clements, 
W.  Peate,  J.  Henderson,  J.  Smyth.  !• .  McGuinness,  Thomas 
Aylward,  Rev.  Thomas  Mills,  M.A.  ;  .Messrs.  T.  II.  Burns,  Barter 
Hayes,  Dr.  Burns,  Messrs.  11.  F.  Burns,  W.  Cunningham,  R. 
Broadbent,  D.  J'ressly,  M.  Molony.  C.  Black,  J.  Broadbent,  N\'. 
B.  Walker,  T.  H.  Richardson,  AV.  Richardson,  J.  Wilson,  Rev. 


W.  Carse,  Mr.  Richard  Shew,  Col.  R.  \V.  Hartley,  J.P.  ;  Messrs. 
J.  \V.  Stanford,  jr.  ;  D.  Bellamy,  j.  P.  ;  W.  G.  II.  F.  Godley,  John 
Godley,  A.  McClelland,  J.P.  ;  Rev.  C.  \V.  Benson,  Messrs.  G.  F. 
Brooke,  .1  i>.  ;  W.  F.  Clarke,  R.  G.  Nash,  J.i'.  :  R.  K.  Gibson, 
II.  Fit/gibbon,  M.D.  ;  James  Wills,  Frederick  Wookey,  A. 
Kirkpatric'c,  Captain  Fetherstonhaugh,  Mr.  R.  Tedcastle.  [P.; 
Hon.  H.  Rowley,  Messrs.  William  Daly,  Milward  Jones,  J.I'.  ; 
Edward  Blackburne,  J.P.  ;  John  Lane,  John  McEntaggart,  J. 
Madden,  George  Elliott,  AVilliam  Gregory,  William  Curtis, 
II.  C.  Walker,  Rev.  J.  Carr,  Messrs.  E.  Guinness,  J.P.  :  P.  P. 
Metze.  J.  Taylor,  Rev.  S.  Bird,  Messrs.  Henry  Hodgen?,  J.P.  ; 
Wr.  Taylor,  Captain  D'Arcy  Irvine,  Messrs.  E.  P.  Culverwell, 
i-vrc.n.  :  R.  Dowse,  Thomas  L.  Plunkett,  D.L.  ;  H.  D.  Gray, 
B.  J.  Newcombe,  A.  W.  C.  New  combe,  Robert  Boyd, 
David  Campbell,  J.  A.  C.  Ruthven.  Robert  Bullick,  William 
Mollan,  J.  W.  Mcllwain,  Rev.  II.  S.  Kerr,  Messrs.  Richard 
Campbell,  S.  W.  Wright,  J.  C.  Chambers,  J.  (I.  Drury,  II.  T. 
Finlay,  J.  W.  Mullins,  R.  O'C.  O  Meara,  J.  G.  Nutting,  J.P.  ; 
James  Shiel,  W.  D.  Mackay,  M.D.  :  George  Whiteside,  R.  II.  A. 
McComas,  W.  C.  Hastings,  J.  Dowager,  Loftus  Buckley,  J. 
Bruce,  John  Keeley,  E.  II.  Woods.  D.I.,  J.P.  :  A.  S.  Hussey.  J.P.; 
J.  II.  Tlutchinson,  J.P,  D.L.  ;  William  Whyte,  J.P.  :  Townley  M. 
Filgate,  jun.  ;  Mark  Perrin,  J.P  :  George  II.  Fowler,  Joseph 
Backhouse,  T.  \V.  Hamlet,  Arthur  Maxwell,  J.P.  :  Colonel 
Robert  II.  Ffrench,  J.P.  :  Messrs.  W.  St.  L.  Woods,  J.P.  :  A.  S. 
Deane,  J.i'.  :  Henry  A.  Hamilton,  P.I..  ;  Lewis  Whyte.  Colonel 
J.  F.  Forster. 

Di'in.ix  CITV.  — Messrs.  P.  Atkinson,  G.  Archer,  S.  F.  Adair, 
D.  Anderson,  G.  Atkinson,  William  Anderson.  J.  T.  Andrews, 
J.  Atkinson,  G.  Alcock,  J.  S.  Atkinson.  C.  T.  Attwooll,  .1.  F. 
Alexander,  J.  Ashton,  S.  Angus,  C.  Armstrong,  J.  Allgood,  W. 
Allen,  J.  Armstrong,  J.  Appleyar.i.  Thorn  is  Armstrong,  A.  J. 
Barrett,  W.  P.  Ball,  J.  Beatty.  J.P.  ;  T.  W.  Belford,  C-  Burn- 
ham,  W.  H.  Beckett,  Rev.  R.  I).  Bluett.  Messrs.  G.  P.;yan, 
R.  I).  Brunton,  II,  Brown.  J.P.  ;  (j.  F.  Brunskill,  M.  Burke, 
R.  II.  Beauchamp,  j  P.  ;  G.  Beckett,  J.  Bradneld,  —  Brain- 
bell,  Thomas  Berry.  H.  O.  Bernard,  R.  Bolton,  B.  Burdett, 
G.  W.  Barrett,  R.  Blackburn,  Rev.  G.  N.  Bailee-  Major 


B;iilcy,  j.r.  ;  Messrs.  J.  Birmingham,  W.  Bradfield,  R.  Blake, 
J.  W.  Brien.j.P.  ;  F.  K.  Bland,  S.  H.  Barker,  B.  Bradshaw, 
11.  R.  Belstow,  H.  L.  Ramardo,  (',.  Bo  wen,  15.  Birmingham,  II. 
Brady,  H.  ] 'urges?,  E.  Brown,  Ur.  II.  T.  Bewley,  Itev.  T.  Berry, 
Messrs.  James  Bullock,  J.  Bowes,  J.  C.  Burne,  N.  J.  Brennan, 
R.  P>uchanan,  Thomas  II.  Barnett,  E.  Burns,  II.  P.  Brady,  \V. 
Boyd,  A  Bevin,  II.  Bevan,  J.  J.  P.evan,  J  Byrne,  r.T. .<:.;  A.  Baiton, 
G.  II.  Beare,  R  K.  Bmcl.  J.  Burke.  I.  Beckett,  J.I'.;  G.  W. 
Browning,  J.  Bm,  P.P..  Barry,  W.  H.  Boyd,  C.  1'.  Bushe,  R. 
M.  Boyd,  S.  P>ew!ey,  William  Boyle,  S.  Barnes,  W.  Bailey,  L. 
K.  Bradford,  J.  Battersby,  W.  Bellamy,  S.  P.  Boyd,  II.  (J. 
Burbidge,  James  Buchanan,  Crokcr  Burington,  —  Booker,  (i. 
Beckett,  1T.  Broughton,  T.  Brereton,  M.  Bewan,  II.  ('..  Cooper, 
J.  Christian,  D.  W.  Carpmills.  T.  Pv.  Chamber:.  (.'.  Cole,  T. 
Curtis,  ;. P.  ;  W.  S.  Collis,  T.  Callaghan,  Cr.  Crawford,  LL.D.  ; 
J.  II.  Cannon,  J.  Charles,  P.  Clarke,  William  Clement?,  F.  F. 
Collins,  J.  Crozier,  S.  II .  Caithness,  J.  R.  Chambers,  D.  Christie, 
R.W.  C'olles,  E.  Carson,  o.c.,  M.I-.  ;  C,.  ().  Carolin.  j.P.  :  H.  Con- 
stable, J.  Capley,  I!.  Campbell,  li.  Caldwell.  E.  J.  Collins,  P.  J. 
Campbell,  J.  Cooper,  C.  W.  Coulter.  E.  Carry,  Wm  Cobbe.  .\.  E. 
Caithness,  J.  W.  Congdon,  J.  C.  Campbell,  J.  H.  Coade,  \V.  E- 
Caldbeck,  .i.i1.  ;  T.  Callaghan,  Sergt.  Campion,  (j.C.  ;  Messrs.  J.  II. 
Campbell,  G.  A.  Crawford,  G.  Collins,  .1.  Clements,  T.  Clyde, 
R.  Cjles,  T.  Comnr,  }.  Coulter,  G.  Cox,  J.  J.  Crawford,  G.  \V. 
Casson.  Rev.  F.  Carroll,  Messrs.  \V.  1C.  Crawford,  William 
Crawford,  F.  Crawford,  F.  St.  C.  Caithness.  Dr.  Cowen.  Messrs. 
P.  Chawsser,  J.  \V.  Co-.vper,  M.  X.  Cunningham,  II.  W.  Coven- 
try, J.  C.  Douglas,  William  J.  Doherty,  S.  Doherty,  ^".  Dobbs, 
P.  Douglas,  J.  J.  Duff,  E.  Dunne.  M".  De  (-root,  II.  Drummond, 
A.  Deane,  (J.  De  Groot,  Al.  Davis,  A.  Vesey  Davorcn,  Surgeon- 
Cieneral  De  llenzy,  Messrs.  M.  Dockrell,  J.P.  ;  C.  Deny,  F. 
Donaldson,  C.  Dunne,  I;.L.  ;  Dr.  Davoren,  Messrs.  Thomas 
Dixin,  W.  ('•.  Draffan,  J.  Doyle,  A.  Dunn,  F.  I.  Drew.  T.  M. 
Deane,  ''•.  R.  Deverell,  William  Deverell,  M,  Devitt,  A. 
Darcy,  ^1.  J.  Darry,  William  J.  Depcc,  F.  Deacon,  L. 
Deacon,].  Dobson,  D.  Daxiclge,  W.  Dee,  C.  Dolling,  W.  F. 
Dillon.  J.  Dowdell,  H,  Diaper,  --  Daniel,  --  Duggan,  W. 
Klliard,  J.  Entwissle,  S.  J.  1C  wing,  W.  A.  Elliott,  T.  Elliott,  J. 
Ewer,  (1.  C.  Evans,  Thomas  Elley.  C.  Evans,  II.  R.  Eccies, 


E.  Evans,  —   Earl,  Cecil   Evans,  II.   Evans,  J.   French,   Mijor 
Forster,  Rev. Dr.  Fletcher,  Messrs.  J.Farrell,  A.  Fleury.J.  Foster, 

C.  Flint,  E.  J.  Fostei-Delaney,  \V.  P.  Fit/patrick,  Thos.  Farrel!, 
Rev.    R.   S.     Fleming,    Messrs.  Fleming,    -  -    Foster,    R. 
French,    W.    L.   Fleming,  T.    (1.   Fleming,   M.   French,   J.  \\'. 
Fleming,  J.   W.    Flynn,   II.    Fleming,   J.   Fisher,   A    Fos'er,   I). 
Fletcher,  C.   Fielding,  li.   Fielding,  Captain    Fielding,  Messrs. 
J.  I).   Fit/gerald,  Kendal   Franks,   M.I).  ;  R.    Flann,  J.  Gough, 
(.Gray,  F.  Guest,  Thomas  E.  Gray,  J.T.Geoghegan.  X.  Goddard, 
II.  Guinness,  (i.   (ireene,  S.   Gteer,   J.   Ganley,   —  (iuthrie,   I'. 
Galbraith,    W.     P.    Gibb,   R.    Gilchtist,    J.    Gibson,   J.  Govan, 
1C-   M.  Greer,  — •  Griffith,  William  Garnett,  G.   R.  Goodfellow, 

I.  Gocdfellow,  Thomas   Guilfoyle,  William  J.    Goulding,  G.  C. 
Gray,  V.    Gilman,   P.   Gibb,   William   Going,   Thomas   Gilbert, 
F.  Gordon,   jun.  ;  F.    Gordon,  sen.;  V.   Gallagher,   II.  Gibson, 
J.  Guilfoyle,  G.  Ilealy,  J.I'.  ;  L.   F.  Harrison,   M.   Holland,  W. 
Hill,  J.  F.  Hark-in,  J.  Hampton,  K.   H.  Hallowe?,  J.  G.  Haslett, 

F.  Hamilton,    |.    Harris,   FL.    Hastings,    II.    Harden,    Professor 
Harvey,  Messrs.  William  Ilanton,  D.  G.  Hall,  R.  M.  Hennessey, 
[.   W.   Henderson,  Colonel    Ilewetson,  Colonel    D.   Hepenstal, 
Messrs.  E.  C.  Harte.  W.  S.  Hall,  J.  Hogg,  A.  Hudson,  W.  Hill, 

II.  S.  Hall,  P.  Hackett,  R.  J.  Hopkins,  D.  Hopkins,  \V.  E.  Hill, 
jun.  ;  Messrs.    II.    Hanse,    E.    Hamilton,   F.   Hamilton,    E.   W. 
Hughes,   C.  W.    Harrison,  II.    A.    Harvey,  F.   W.   C.   Hall,   H. 
Hunt,  A.  Hamilton,  A.  Henshaw,  William  Hogan,  J.  J.  Haslett, 
Edward     Henry,    R.    S-    Hamilton.    J.     Hall,    G.    Holies,    \Y. 
Hug,    F.   Hill,  E.   Hopkins,  J.  II.    Hall,  W.    Hughes,  Thomas 
Hunter,    E.     Hairihon,    II.     Hannan,   J.I'.;       -    Hopkins,     W. 
Hopkins,  E.    Hughes,   Rev.  .1.    Hamilton,    Messrs.   J.   Ha/lett, 
J.    Hughes,  G.   K.  Horner,  J.    Ireland,  W.  C.    Ingram,   William 
Ireland,  --    Invin,    G.     Jordan,    W.    G.    Jefferson,    Sir    T.    A. 
Jones,    Messrs.    E.    P.  Johnson,    II .   .(ones,    R.    Johnston,    J. 
Johnston,  Sergeant  Jellett,  o..r.  ;    Messrs.  Thomas  A.  Joynt.  (i. 
Jenkinson,  —  Johnston,  R.  P.  Jackson,  J.  C.  Jones.  A.  Jordan, 

G.  Jordan,   jun.  ;     II.    Jordan,    II.    Jones,   A.    E.    Johnston.  J. 
Johnston,  R.   K.  Johnston,  J.  Jackson.  C.  Jepps,  R.  S.  Jackson, 
J.  Johnston,  C.   A.  Jauncey,  J.   Johnston,  W.   Jordan,   G.    H, 
Johnston,    R.    II.    Jephson,    II.    Johnston,    William    Johnston, 

D.  Kellett,  W.  Kirkwood,  Win.  Ktngsman,   R.  II.   Kenny,  I-"..  H. 


Kenny,  E.  Kiernan,  J.  [1.  K?nt,  —  Kearney,  Thomas  Keogh, 
.1.  Kelly,  E.  Kenny,  G.  Kendrick,  J.  \V.  Kearon,  F. 
Kennedy,  II.  Kennedy,  J.  Kennedy,  Kellet,  James 

Kennedy,  J.  P.  Kent,  George  Lightfoot,  R.  F.  Liduill,  Frank 
Linc'say,  G.  A.  !.eighton,John  Lundy,  F.  \V.  Leslie,  S.  L'Amie, 
Robert  Lawson.  J.  A.  Lunny,  .John  Lundberg,  Whitney  Lindsay, 
John  Lambert,  Hubert  Lees,  ('<.  II.  Lyster.  Hugh  Latimer. 
William  Lawson,  W.  II.  Ledbetter,  Albert  Ledbetter,  John 
Ledbetter,  Ferdinand  Leopold.  G.  L'Amie.  D.  L'Amie,  W.  A. 
Lewis,  G.  de  L.  Willis,  W.  II.  Lane,  John  Liddell,  Thomas  Lisle. 
Lewis  Morton,  Moses  MacAnhur.  A.  \\ .  Meredith.  F.  W. 
Meredith,  William  Merry,  Rev.  Thos.  Mills,  Messrs.  Andrew 
Miller,  Charles  Murphy,  Edward  Morphy.  <j.r-.,  D.I..;  E.  L. 
Maunsell,  S.  Mills,  Wm.  MacArthur,  John  MacArthur,  William 
Moore,  Professor  Mir  Aulid  Ali,  Messrs.  John  MotTat,  If. 
Meredith,  -  -  Mitchell.  C.  Mannin,  II.  Malcolmson,  <i.  A. 
Mitchell,  James  Meade,  John  Munay,  R.  G.  Magee.  A.  W. 
Murray,  J.  J.  Moylan,  T.  Mitchell.  Robert  Mitchell.  J.P.  :  Robert 
Marchbank,  G.  A.  Moore,  M.  Mulvey.  '  -eorge  Mesias,  11 .  Maude, 
F.  Maple,  J. P.  ;  A.  Mason,  George  Malley,  Q.C".  ;  John  Moore, 
William  Megaw,  William  Morris,  John  Malcolmson,  W.  L. 
Murphy,  R.  Magee,  John  Meek.  George  MullinF.  Thomas 
Mason,  Jan.  ;  David  Macartney,  John  Meyler.  John  McComb, 
L.  R.  Mer:er,  James  Morrell,  J.  Middleton,  William  F.  Moore, 
K.  A.  McClelland,  D.  McLeod.  Richard  Mc< 'nusland,  Richard 
MjGariy.  McWilliam,  Alexander  McWilliam.  II.  A. 

McGomas,  J.  McDonagh,  -  -  McKim.  Robert  McXeill,  J. 
Mclldowie,  11.  McDowell,  -  McElroy,  McGrath.  II. 

McNeill,  W.  J.  McKimman.  C.  P.  McCrath,  1!.  McGregor. 
William  McGowan,  Ilichard  McXiece.  William  Md'ullagh, 
Richard  McDowell,  John  McDowell,  George  McLean.  II.  J. 
McKimman,  S.  McGregor,  C.  McGregor.  Maclure, 

|.  Maclean,  ].  C.  McKim,  —  McCabe,  Loftus  Xuxum,  Tiiomas 
Xuzum,  Dr.  Xewell,  Messrs.  Edward  Xoble,  |.  II.  Xorth. 
Patrick  Xolan,  W.  R.  Xeedham.  H.  Xightingale.  ('•• 
Xewcomen,  i;  I..  ;  T.  |.  Nuzum.  M  ijor  Xangle,  Messrs.  |.  Xorth. 
A.  Xichol,  E.  II.  Norman,  X.  II.  Xason.  S.  R.  O'Malley,  f.  G. 
Orson,  jun.  ;  J.  G.  Orson,  William  Orr.  Charles  A.  <>vven, 
Aylward  O'Connor,  William  Phillips,  J.  II.  V.  Pooley.  C.  M 

Pooley,  E.  Pierce,  Captain  R.  J.  I'osnett,  Messrs.  J.  C.  Parkes, 
G.  R.  Price,  Q  c.  ;  R.  G.  Pilkington,  --  Pride,  ('••  Palmer, 
M.  A.  Partridge,  F.  Pilcher,  R.  Perrin,  C.  Piercy,  J.  Peard, 
William  Perrin,  J.  G.  Porter,  J.  Potter,  J.  J.  Perolxe,  \V.  Packer, 
A.  Pigott,  J.  Parr,  F.  W.  Price,  J.  J.  Pirn,  William  Page, 
William  Perrin,  John  Purdon,  John  Parr,  Thomas  E.  Powell, 
C.iptain  R.  Persse,  Messrs.  Charles  J.  Paul,  J.  Pike,  J.  W. 
Perrin,  J.  Perrin.  Thomas  Phillips,  A.  Pike,  C.  Piercy. 
II.  W.  Perrott,  C.  II.  Pohlman,  C.  A.  Phibbs,  Charles  II.  Pillar, 
A.  Patterson,  William  E.  Patterson,  A.  Patterson,  jun.  :  J. 
Pattison,  W.  Ouinn,  Samuel  Reynolds,  John  Richardson,  Thos. 
Reilly,  Thos.  Russell,  W.  11.  Rudd,  E.  Rankin,  E.  T.  Roney, 
Cordon  Rudd,  Robert  E.  Reeves,  II.  Reeves,  C.  Reynolds, 
Major  W.  Rogers,  j.i1.  ;  Messrs.  W.  Rutledge,  L.  15.  Robinson, 
J.  Reeves,  E.  Rice,  \V.  W.  Robinson,  II.  Redburn,  II.  Reeves, 
J.  T.  Ray,  T.  Ross,  15.  Reeves,  J.  Robinson,  \V.  Ryan,  L. 
Robinson,  Archibald  Robinson,  A.  Robinson,  T.  W.  Rutherford, 
J.  R.  Rogerson,  J.  A.  Kooney,  A.  E.  Rutherford,  \Villiam 
Spray,  James  Stuart,  II.  W.  Sevenoaks,  George  Stafford.  J. 
Slator,  \\".  Sibbery,  Edward  Scale,  T.  St.  George,  E.  V.  Selfe, 
Arthur  Scott,  R.  W.  Sheckleton, Thomas  Smyth,  J.  II.  Shaw,  P..T  .: 
William  J.  Smith,  II.  Smith,  M.  R.  Steed,  D.  Sword,  W.  C. 
Slator,  George  Searight,  R.  Sullivan,  Alderman  Sexton,  j.i>.  ; 
Messrs.  Alfred  Sexton,  j.i1.  ;  Walter  Sexton,  J.  Stothers, 
W.  II.  Stephens,  W.  Smith,  C.  Smith,  J.  II.  Shegog,  W.  II. 
Shegog,  \V.  Sherwood,  M.  Sorahan,  T.  Stanley,  T.  Scott, 
W.  Sprowle,  F.  Shanks,  Michael  Smith,  II.  Kill  Steele,  Colonel 
Siree.  Messrs.  John  Stirling.  William  Smarte,  E.  Stoney,  W.  11. 
Shears,  Henry  Stephens,  John  Smith,  Thomas  Shirlow, 
|.  X.  Smith,  (ieorge  Sinclair,  R.  Shea,  1\.  II.  Shea,  ^.  Y. 
Savage,  J.  Smith,  George  Stewart,  G.  Scott,  W.  S.  Stone,  T.  S. 
Sibthorpe.  W.  II.  Saale,  George  Scott,  J.  E.  Scott,  \Y.  Siblcy, 
Dr.  W.  15.  15.  Scriven.  Dr.  (ieorge  Scriven,  Messrs.  1C. 
Simmons,  W.  Spence,  J.P.  :  R.  R.  Shaw,  G.  S:ewart,  J.  15. 
Swayne,  J.  St.  Lawrence,  T.  Shirlow,  J.  Scott.  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  Taaffe  Ferrall,  D  i ..  :  Messrs.  S.  Thornton,  F.  F. 
Tarleton,  |.  J.  Twigg,  (J-C.  ;  C'.  Ross  Todd,  A.  Thornton, 
A.  II.  Thompson,  R.  Taylor,  Dr.  Taaffe,  Messrs.  George 
Thompson,  j.i>.  ;  F.  Tubman,  C.  Thompson,  Richard  Todd, 


M.  Trench,  W.  G.  Taggart,  A.  J.  Thompson,  —  Topping, 
-  Tyrrell,  G.  F.  Toole,  James  Twamley,  William  Tracey, 
Matthew  Tracey,  Thomas  Turner,  James  Twamley,  Chailes  I'. 
Townsend,  Charles  L.  Townsend,  James  Twamley,  junior  ;  \\". 
J.  Tallow,  P.  ('.  Trench,  L.  Talbot,  Edward  \"aughan,  Fane 
Yernon,  W.  II.  R.  Yerschoyle,  I'eter  Valentine,  F.  Varne,  F. 
\rincent,  John  Wilson,  George  \\'ilson,  lames  Wilson,  William 
Webster,  John  Webster,  R.  Webster.  William  Wheatly.  Major 
Whyte,  Messrs.  If.  J.  Wilson,  John  Williams,  William  Wright, 
George  White,  Loftus  Walsh,  William  Williams,  Edward 
Williams,  W.  A.  Wisdom.  John  N.  Wilson,  Rev.  P.  Wilson, 
Messrs.  (.1.  X.  Walker,  Marriott  Wilson,  X.  William,  J.  Webster, 
W.  Warren.  L.  J.  Waterhouse,  F  G.  Watney,  S.  Wadsworth, 
M.  Whi taker,  W.  Willis.  Robert  II.  Willis,  M.  Walker.  Alex. 
Wilson,  George  Woods.  Benjamin  Young,  M.I>.  ;  Thomas  Young, 
James  Young,  John  Young. 

TRINITY  ('<>I.LK<;F.—  Rev.  M.  Xeligan,  D.D.  ;  Mr.  R.  W 
Shekleton.  (j.c.  ;  Sir  G.  Meyers,  LL.D. ;  Messrs.. I.  T.  Geogbegan, 
A.  X.  Quill,  (j.c.  ;  J.  R.  Strangways,  1C.  S.  Robertson, 
James  Wilson,  D.L.  ;  Sir  Charles  Barrington,  Hart.:  Messrs. 
•G.  F.  Fitzgerald,  M.A..  F. T.C.I).  ;  1C.  H.  Benuett,  M.n.; 
J.  K.  Ingram,  LL.D..  F.T.c.n.  ;  Very  Rev.  Il.Jellett.  n.n..  Dean  cf 
St.  Patiick's;  Rev.  .!.  A.  Monahan.  D.D.;  Messrs.  Piers  F.  White, 
<j.r.  :  A.  W.  Samuel,  H.I..;  Rev.  T.  K.  Abbott,  M.A.,  K.T.c.D.  ; 
Rev.  P.  Walsh,  D.D.;  Professor  C.  F.  Dastable,  M.A..  T.C.D.  :  Messis. 
H.  J.  Dudgeon,  J.  W.  Moore,  M.n.;  Greenwood  Pirn, 
M.A.  :  Rev.  Hewitt  R.  P<  ole,  I>.D.,  S.r.T.C.D  :  R.  Y.  Tyrrell, 
M  A..  F.T.C.D.  ;  Sir  John  Bank;;,  K.c  .1:.,  M.n.  ;  Messrs.  A.  A. 
Rambaut,  J.  Hawtry  Benson,  M.D.  ;  G.  \".  Dixon,  i;  A.  ; 
The  Rev.  Canon  Walsh,  ]).]>.  ;  Messrs.  .!.  R.  Garstin, 
D.L.  :  ICd.  O'Brien,  D.L.  ;  I-'.  A.  Tatleton,  LL.D.,  r. T.C.D.  ; 
A.  H.  Benson,  M.A.,  M.n.,  [-M<. C.S.I.  :  J.  1C.  Rcynckls, 
M.D.,  F.K.S. ;  H.  St.  J.  lirooks.  M.n.;  Re\'.  J.  W.  Tristram,  D.I).  ; 
Gordon  M'CulIagh,  Rev.  D.  ( )'Lcary,  D.D.  ;  Rev.  B.  Young, 
\\'.  \\".  Wcstropp  Robert?,  M.  W.  J.  Fry,  F.T.C.D.  ; 
Very  Rev.  The  Dean  of  Ross,  ICd.  Pcnnyfather,  (J.C..  D.L.  :  Rev. 
Dr.  Warren,  Rev.  <•.  B.  Taylor,  Messrs.  G.  S.  Cathcart, 
F.T.C.D.  ;  Jonathan  I-'ii.i,  G.  F.  Stewart,  J.P.  :  Rev.  A. 


Craig,  A.  A.  Weld™,  Sir  A.  Weldon,  Birt.  ;  Messrs.  H.  E. 
Richardson,  I!.  W.  Rooke,  A.M.  ;  Rev.  C.  A.  Courtney, 
Messrs.  A  Crawford,  H.  Richards,  J.  H.  Wharton, 
.1.  Cookc,  D.I..  ;  Sergeant  H.  P.  Jellett,  ij  c.  ;  A.  Traill, 
I.I..D.,  M.l>.,  l.i.c.D.  ;  W.  G.  llubancl,  i:.  \.  ;  W.  11. 
Robinson,  I).  J.  Wilson,  M.L.  ;  M.  Rotheram,  j.i'. 

COUNTV  OF  GAI.WAY.-  -The  Lord  Ashtown,  Sir  H.  (."-rattan 
Bellew,  Bart.  ;  Messrs.  James  McDermott,  Samuel  Johnstone, 
E.  G.  Armstrong,  F.  A.  Harpur,  1'.  M.  Scanlon,  J.  Joyce,  T. 
Lancaster,  Hon.  L.  C.  Dillon,  Messrs.  E.  C.  Villiers,  C.  Graham, 
T.  Cornwall,  T.  Stratford  Eyre,  T.  Bourns,  T.  K.  Mahon.  J. 
Saunderson,  R.  Ronaklson,  C.  Finny,  U.  Churcher,  T.  Walker, 
T.  Cooke,  Acheson  Ffrench,  D.I..  :  X.  Richardson,  T.  Methven, 

E.  Denhani,  J.  Taihot,  Hon.  R.  A.  Nugent,  Sir  H.  G.  Burke, 
Bart.  ;  Colonel  J.  A.  Daly.Messrs.  Michael  Flannery,  J  .  C.  Bagot, 
M.  II.  Burke,  Gerald   Persse,  C.   S.  Graham,  J.    M.  A.    Lewis, 
P.  II.  Dolphin,  Edward,  William  Daly,  JohnLuJlow, 
John    Gloster,  John  J.  White,  Edmund   Whelan,    John   Hardy, 

F.  T.  Lewin.  D.I,.,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Gahvay  ;  C.  D.  U'Rorke.J.P.  : 
W.   J.   Burke,  J.P.  ;   C.   R.   Henry,  J.r.  ;    Captain    Martin,  j.i1.  : 
William    Ronaldson,    \\'illiam    Wilkins,    \\'illiam    Bailey,    Rev. 
Canon    Roberts,    I:.D.  ;     Messrs.     James    E.    Jackson,     Henry 
Hodgson,  Peter  J.  King,  John  Joyce. 

COUNTY  OF  KERRY.  —The  Loid  \"entry.  Messrs.  S.  H. 
Butcher.  \V.  Blennerhassett,  Thomas  Greany,  S.  M.  llussey, 
J.  \V.  Leahy,  W.  Martin,  Maurice  Leonard,  John  MacGillycuddy, 
I).  O'Connell,  Charles  Talbot,  William  Wharton.  AVilliam 
\'anston,  James  Gloster,  T.  McKay.  Mijor  Rice,  Messrs. 
Rattray,  John  M'Carthy,  Captain  Leslie,  Mr.  Talbot  Crosbie. 
Colonel  Crosbie,  Colonel  Trent-Staughton,  Sir  Maurice  Fit/- 
gerald  (Knight  of  Kerry),  Messrs.  Geoi^e  Sandes,  George 
llewson,  Goodman  Gentleman.  J.r.  ;  George  F.  Trench,  Stephen 
1^.  Collis,  Robeit  Smyth,  T.  Newman,  T.  Hewson,  (i.  R. 
Browne,  1-Lrnest  Kinnear,  John  O'Brien,  George  F.  Stack,  J.I'.  : 
Colonel  E.  Nash,  Messrs.  Frederick  Batcman.  J.r.  :  D.  Todd 
Thornton,  J.P.  ;  Capt.  M'Gill,  I  I1.;  Messrs.  R.  G.  Allanson- 
\Vinn,  J.P.  :  Patrick  Connor,  \\'.  Leslie,  \\".  J.  DeLap,  J.P.  : 


Robert  M'Clure,  J.P.  ;  Francis  McG.  Denny,  R.  Fitzgerald, 
C.  Leahy,  Colonel  Rowan.  Messrs.  George  Collier,  John  Casey, 
Richard  Talbot,  J.  Turner  Huggard,  Denis  Couitney,  Thomas 
Huggard,  Michael  Murphy,  John  Gray,  Oliver  M'Cowan, 
T.  West,  Professor  Brindsley  Fit/gerald,  Messrs.  Morgan  Ross 
O'Connell,  —  Scott,  Miss  Rowan. 

COUNTY  OF  IVII.DARK.  —  Messrs.  A.  More  O'Ferrall,  n.L.  ;  Chas. 
Colley  Palmer,  D.L  ;  Henry  Williams,  J.P.  ;  W.  H.  Tyrrell,  J.P.  ; 
Francis  Metcalf,  J.P.  ;  Right  Hon.  W.  H.  F.  Cogan,  D.L.,  p.c.  ; 
Algernon  Aylmer  ;  H.  Hendrick  Aylmer,  J.P.  ;  Sir  E.  D. 
Borrowes,  Hart.,  D.L.  ;  Robt.  II.  Carter  ;  T.  J.  De  Burgh  ;  Ed. 
De  Burgh,  D.L.  ;  Baron  De  Robeck,  D.I,.  ;  Messrs.  Geo.  Giltrap, 
W.  S.  Gray,  Samuel  Hill,  James  Little,  Sir  John  Kennedy, 
Bart..  D. I..  ;  Mr.  Ebenezer  Molloy,  Major  R.  St.  L.  Mcore,  J.P.  ; 
Messrs.  J.  Murphy,  J.P.  ;  Samuel  Scott,  G.  de  L.  Willis,  W.  A. 
Lamphier,  Hugh  A.  Henry,  J.P.  ;  fohn  Hill,  R.  W.  Manders.  J.P.  ; 
Chas.  Mills.  Samuel  Mills,  P.L.G. :  E.  Sweetman.  J.P. ;  Rev.  Canon 
Sherlock.  Thomas  Cooke  Trench,  D.L.  ;  Lieutenant-Colonel 
Wilson,  Messrs.  S.  V.  Coote.  Henry  Yodden,  Benjamin  Beegan, 
W.  Philip  Stronge,  Thos.  Murdook,  Geo.  Young.  Robt.  Allen, 
Richard  Xevitt,  Joseph  Lazenby,  Wm.  Chandler,  Richard  Graham, 
W.  H.  Cooper,  Moses  Gallop,  James  Graham.  Thomas  Johnston. 
Henry  Manders,  Richard  T.  Ruth,  Henry  Byrne,  Richard  Dillon, 
Fleetwood  Rynd,  J.P.  ;  C.  M.  Bury,  J.P.  ;  Gen.  McMahon, 
Messrs.  J.  Brownlow,  George  Mansfield.  J.P.  :  Major  Mansfield, 
Messrs.  T.  B.  Reeves,  j.P.  ;  James  Smith,  \Vm.  Waters,  M.r>.  : 
H.  Smith,  William  Pilkington.  J.P.  :  Lieutenant-Colonel  Bond, 
Colonel  II.  S.  Higginson,  Rev.  Canon  Tristram,  Colonel 
Norman,  Messrs.  Percy  Nugent,  Samuel  Barker,  John 
Johnston,  J.P.  :  Messrs.  Carty,  Simpson,  Wade,  Lieut. - 
Colonel  Dease,  J.P  ;  Major  H.  L.  Barton,  D.L.  ;  Rev.  11.  J.  (',. 
Mollan,  Joseph  Tedcastle,  William  Meek,  Algernon  llervey, 
James  Sutherland,  John  A.  Simmonds,  James  Hencly, 
William  Edgehill,  Rev.  Standish  Smithwick,  Captain 
H.  Greer,  Colonel  Bond.  Rev.  H.  Baker,  Messrs.  W.  H. 
Twamley,  R.  II.  Giltrap,  \Y.  Blacker,  J.  M'Lean,  J.  M.  Royse, 
Percy  La  Touche,  Rev.  W.  Morrison,  Lord  Walter  Fitzgerald. 
Messrs.  C.  f.  Engledo\v,  John  Sandal,  Geo.  Cowan,  James 


Taylor,  James  Fitzgerald,  II.  O'C.  Henchy,  —  M'Lean,  junior  ; 
F.  Carrol,  G.  Ronaldson,  T.  Shaw,  W.  S.  Ferguson,  Rev.  W. 
Somerville  Large,  Sir  John  Kennedy,  Hart.  ;  Messrs.  T. 
Anderson,  E.  Winder  Kennedy,  W.  Kennedy,  F.  R.  Henry, 
William  Hopkins,  Francis  Freeman,  Wm.  Scott,  Phillip  Harring- 
ton, Sir  Erasmus  Horrowes,  Hart.  ;  Mr.  J.  Paslcy,  Rev.  Charles 
Ganley,  Major  Ho:ro\ves,  Mr.  T.  H.  Ree'.  es. 

COUNTY  AND  CITY  OK  KILKENNY.  — Messrs.  A.  Gladwell  Boyd, 
John  P..  Browne,  George  D.  Burtchaell,  Lord  Arthur  Hutler, 
Messrs.  Richard  Colles,  William  Crawford,  The  Veiy  Rev.  the 
Dean  of  Ossory,  Mr.  Waller  de  Montmorency,  Rev.  R.  Forsythe, 
Messrs.  Thomas  Hyde,  R.  Chaloner  Knox,  Lindesay  Knox. 
M.  W.  Lalor,  Thomas  Molc.ny,  Henry  M'Creery,  Bryan  M'Der- 
mott,  Thomas  Kough,  Louis  Prim,  James  Poc,  jun.  ;  Rev.  G- 
W.  Rooke,  Messrs.  Robert  Thompson,  Fiancis  Ranalow, 
Edward  L.  Warren,  Joseph  Dobbs,  Rev.  II.  Humphreys,  Messrs. 
Robert  Hall,  A.  Campion,  D.  Keating,  Hervey  de  M.  Fleming, 
W.  Kavanagh,  Godwin  Swifte.  W.  C.  Ireland,  Rev.  Canon 
M'Shane,  Sir  C.  W.  Cuffe,  Bar''.  ;  Mr.  T.  Aylward,  Colonel  Butler 
Kearney,  Messrs.  Thomas  Kidd,  William  H.  Barton,  Colonel 
H.  Flood,  Messrs.  Theophilus  St.  George,  Charles  Thorpe, 
John  Smithwick,  J.  Purefoy  Poc,  Robert  Thompson,  YV.  Craw- 
ford, W.  Summerville,  W.  Dobb?,  A.  C.  Anderson,  Edward  W. 
P>riscoe,  Major  Butler,  Major  Connellan,  Sir  Charles  Wheeler 
Cuffe,  Messrs.  Ambrose  Daniel,  John  Daniel,  jun.,  H.C.  Gregory, 
Major  Hamilton,  Messrs.  John  Hopkins,  John  Hutchinson, 
Richard  Hutchinson,  Colonel  Izod,  Messrs.  R.  De  la  1'oer, 
Frederick  Power,  John  Suttie,  Lt. -Colonel  Yilliers-Stuart, 
Messrs.  Thomas  Tenison,  Peter  Walsh,  F.  Weldon  Walbhe,  W. 
P.  Adams,  Isaac  O'Leary,  G \v\nne  Dyer,  T.  Tpylor,  W.  James. 

KINC'S  COUNTY. —Captain  Burdett,  Messrs.  F.  Allt,  F.  P. 
Dunne,  Captain  C.  Fiench,  Captain  F.  A.  Drought,  Rev.  Cane  n 
Russell,  Rev.  James  Ashtcn.  Messrs.  J.  E.  Darby.  G.  Rya',  Major 
Bennett,  Messrs.  Geo.  M'Alister,  \\"m.  Kinsella,  Ralph  Ashtcn, 
John  Ashton,  John  P.  Armstrong.  R .  E.  Mooney,  i>.i  .  ;  Thomas 
Mulock,  D,I..  ;  A.  R.  Eeamsbottcm,  J,  Ueamsbcttom,  Re  bert 
Beauchamp,  E.  Revington,  WT.  Long,  William  Lowe,  W.  B. 


Homan  Mulock,  Rev.  |.  A.  Nicholls,  Rev,  Thomas  Hill,  Mtssrs. 
Johnstone  V.  Stoney,  Alfred  I.  Ryal,  George  A.  Fiend,  John  Hunt, 
William  Hogg,  R.  Shaw,,  Rev.  Samuel  I  lemphill,  H.  J.  '1 .  Bennett, 
Toler  R,  Garvey,  Ed.Morrisson,  John  Jackson,  I.  (ireen,  Rev.  'J'. 
Irwin,  Messrs.  George  13.  Garvey, Henry  Dloomfield  Trench,  John 
White, Ernest  P>rown,R.  D.  Abraham. Capt.  Maxwell  Fox,  Messrs. 
C.  [.  Bannon,  W.  K.  Marshall.  D.!..  ;  John  Shortt,  John  Gates, 
Major-General  L'Estrange,  Messrs.  H.  B.  Kenny,  J.  Wallace, 
Thomas  Hodgins,  Win.  Jackson,  A  M.  Webbe.  George  Fawcett, 
A.  J.  Robinson,  Ed.  Jackson,  W.  U.  Clarke,  \V.  R.  Pec,  W.  II- 
Atkinson.  W.  G.  Lloyd  Yaughan,  D.T,.  ;  C.  1).  E.  Seymour,  Colonel 
Biddulph,  Messrs.  Joseph  Studholnc,  .'ohn  Galbraithe,  Win. 
Carroll,  T.  Roberts  Garvey,  T  Wallace,  W.  K.  Fayle,  John 
Wright,  Robert  Wellwood,  Richard  Telforcl.  D.Cole, J.  Demr.sey, 
John  Clements,  Thomas  Lewi?,  A.  R.  M-Mullen,  M.  Pierce,  W. 
E.  Haines,  .lames  Hay,  Captain  Ihiscoe,  Messrs.  E.  de  S.  II. 
Jirown,  George  Turnbuil,  J.  Terry  Goodbody.  Rc^bert  Mullens, 
A.  W.  Tisdall,  Reginald  Digby,  Walter  S.  Turnbull.  Rev.  \V.  G. 
Russell,  Messrs.  .John  Wakeiy,  John  ISarnes,  C.  11.  Manners, 
John  Ridgeway,  G.  Tynell.  Jasper  Joly,  Charles  Champ,  Isaac 
Champ,  George  Gibson,  Edward  Walker,  Francis  Ward, 
Thomas  Moody. 

COUNTY  OF  LEITRIM.  —  Rev.  J.  Coulter,  i>.i>.  ;  Messrs.  R.  Lons- 
dale,  Sol.  ;  R.  1C.  Davis,  John  Irwin,  Henry  Gumming?,  Allan 
Nixon,  Percy  Clarke.  Charles  Porteou?,  Richard Tate,  Rev. Canon 
Elliott,  Messrs.  Wilton  Yaugh,  George  Hewson,  <!.  F.  .Stewart 
(High  Sheriff);  George  Conboy,  William  Fra.:er,  jun.  :  George 
Stuart,  William  Crowe,  Henry  lirett,  S.  Longmoor,  Robert 
Johnston,  John  Ross,  George  Elliott,  jun.;  Joshua  Robinson, 
George  Campbell,  F.  La  Touche.  D.I..  ;  Thomas  \\  .  Siberry, 
William  Ross,  V.  (i.  Shaw,  John  Longmoor,  <•.  L.  Tottenham, 
D.I,.;  James  -lohnston,  D.I,.;  .1!.  A.  o'.Malley,  John  Xixon. 
W.  Thompson.  W.  II.  Robinson,  J.  Ellis,  j.r.  ;  llobert  Craw- 
ford, Rev.  J.  R.  Little,  Kev.  E.  1).  Crowe.  Messrs.  John  Palmer, 
j.i>.  ;  Thomas  Corscadden,  J.I'.  ;  Thomas  Conboy,  William  Woods, 
Francis  Cooke,  James  Goodwin,  Rev.  .lames  Godley.  Messrs. 
Henry  Wilson,  Arthur  Parkc.  l\obt.  Morrow,  Samuel  Ennis.  Robei  t 


O'Brien,  J.  Johnston,  Rev.  H.  Justice,  Messrs.  R.  C. 
Roberts,  Tnomas  Cairnes,  W.  II.  Heaney,  H.  Pentland,  M.D.  ; 
D  ivid  O'Brien,  Joseph  Irwin,  W.  Rose,  Rev.  L.  Cloak,  Messrs. 
W.  H.  Burke,  William  Dundas,  Peter  Harkiu,  William  McCoy, 
Rtv.  S.  E.  Hoops,  D.D. ;  Messrs.  James  Creamer,  James  W. 
Slacke,  Re/.  II.  Moore,  Messrs.  Robert  H.  Bournes,  James 
Moreton,  Robert  Lonney,  J.  Tyrrell-Byrne,  Shaw  Xotley, 
W.  Sydney  Lawder,  J.  R.  Xotley,  Tnomis  Fisher,  Rev.  C. 
Cooney,  Messrs.  William  Johnston,  Francis  Lipsey,  John  Lipsey, 
John  Richardson,  R.  Duke,  Thomas  Lloyd,  John  Ennis. 

COUNTY  AND  CITY  OF  LIMKIUCK. — Messrs.  Samuel  Xorris, 
Joseph  Smythe,  William  Rennison,  W.  Smythe,  R.  Heavenor. 
M.  Bovenizer,  Francis  Wair,  R.  Lynch,  r.L.c..  ;  J  .  Miller, 
George  Drew,  Peter  Swiuer,  William  Waller,  IJ.L.  ;  Christopher 
Keayes,  John  Keayes,  Robert  Keyes,  Richard  Bourke,  John 
Thorn,  J.  B.  Barrington,  J.P. ;  M.  Kearney,  John  Childs,  Samuel 
Young,  George  Frizzell,  John  Mee,  Cecil  E.  Yandeleur,  J.P.  ; 
Henry  Childs,  William  Holloway,  Hugh  H.  G.  Massy, 
C.  Eyre  Townsend,  J.P.  ;  R.  Latchford,  John  Lowe,  Michael 
Heck-Ruttle,  John  Sheppard,  Peter  Griffi.i,  J.P.  ;  Robert 
Delmege,  Albert  Teskey,  John  Modler,  William  Tcskey,  Arthur 
Ssviuer,  Thomas  Teskey,  John  Bowan,  Gerald  Walshe,  General 
Lloyd,  J.P.  ;  Messrs.  \\'.  H.  Hewson,  P.  Barkman,  R.  Alfred. 
M.  Legear,  William  Doherty,  S  D.uipe,  Frank  T'osbery,  CM:.  ;  W. 
Shire,  Rev.  J.  Moran,  Rev.  L.  O'Brien,  Messrs.  Robert  Ferguson, 
T.  E.  Lloyd.  Edward  William  OP-rien,  D.I..  ;  John  O'Dell, 
-  Perrott,  John  Shire,  Patrick  Ilartigan,  Thomas  Keayes, 
Edward  Madden,  William  Goggin,  Patrick  M  Cormack,  R.  J 
Gabbett,  J.P.  ;  George  Keayes,  William  Griffin,  John  Griffin, 
John  Wheeler,  William  T.  Lloyd,  Colonel  Hubsey  de  Burgh,.!,  p.  : 
Messrs.  John  Roche  Kelly,  u.i,  ;  John  Russell,  J.P.  :  Frederick 
T.  A'erschoyle,  J.P.  ;  Robert  E.  Reeves,  J.P.  :  Robert  Pigoti. 
.1.  Nea/or,  James  Ford,  Henry  Ashe,  Joseph  ^latterson.  J.P  : 
F.  G.M.  Kennedy,  J  P.  ;  Mhomas  II.  Cleave,  J.I'.  :  Thomas  Rice. 
Moses  Caffrey,  Edward  Hewson,  Edward  Walshe,  '/..  Ledger, 
John  Doyle,  Alexander  Jordan.  J.  Fife,  William  llosford. 
M.  Enright,  Massy  Hewson,  Thomas  Dicken,  J.  O'G. 
Uelmege,  J.P.  ;  Peter  Fii/gerald,  J.P. 


COUNTY  ov  LOX«;FORD.— Messrs.  John  Muir.  Francis  West,  Ben- 
jamin Lloyd,  W.  Mullen,  John  Adams,  J. P.  ;  John  Moorhead,  W. 
(}.  Kelly,  W.  Yance,  Matthew  Kenny,  John  Harris,  Thomas 
Foster,  Alexander  Percival.  Alexander  Moorehead,  Win.  Navan, 
Alexander  Percival.  jun.  :  Robert  Acheson,  (George  Hamilton, 
William  Cox,  inn.;  John  Greer.  Robert  Hacklon,  J.  M. 
Wilson,  J.l'.;  George  H.  -Miller,  William  Martin,  Thomas 
Armstrong,  George  Campbell,  Smyth  Bond.  J.P.  :  William 
Jones,  William  Rogers,  Henry  Diran.  Jolm  Ryder,  Joseph 
Allen,  John  Payne,  John  Higgins,  lames  Wilson,  D.I..  ;  .1.  C. 
Bickerstaff,  Samuel  Russell,  J.P.  ;  John  Waters,  Thompson 
Taylor,  G.  E  Coates,  Robert  Haggarty,  Robert  Mills,  James 
Wilson,  M  .  J.  Raymond,  (ieorge  Miller,  Edward  Shore,  Edward 
Cody.  Loren/.o  Hewitt,  William  Rollins,  S.  Murphy. 

COUNTY  OF  LOITII — Messrs.  Blaynev  I\.  Balfour,  D.T..  :  \Ym. 
Townsend,  Colonel  Brodigan,  Messrs.  C.  I!.  Marlay,(  i.  W.  Ruxton  , 
H.  C.  Lloyd,  A.  II.  Wynne,  Robert  Usher,  Richard  Ouin,  -I.  R. 
Garstin,  George  Pentland,  Henry  Chester.  William  Filgate, 
Hon.  Bertram  Bellew,  Rev  F.  G.  M'Clintock.  Messrs.  William 
Moore,  II.  Harbinson,  Joan  Emerson,  Edmond  ( t'Connr,  Robert 
Perdue,  William  Carroll,  R.  Taylor,  Captain  G.  Nicholson. 
Messrs.  Blacker  Douglass,  Thomas  McKeever,  J.  II.  Cooke 
J  Eager.  J.  J.  Russell,  The  Lord  Louth,  Messrs.  J.  W.  Dowdy, 
Robert  Newcomen,  G.  W.  lames,  Colonel  Walter  S.  Butler, 
Messrs.  R.  Ba:lie,  Andrew  Johnston.  Colonel  Sir  Oriel  Forster. 
Bart.,  CM'..  ;  Messrs.  L.  A.  Lee-Norman,  D.I..,  J.!'.  ;  Arthur 
Macan,  D.I..,  J.P.  ;  Thomas  M.  Richardson,  J.P.  ;  Captain 
Matthew  Fortescue.  Messrs.  Henry  Brush,  J.P.  ;  J.  J. 
E  Bigger.  J.P.  ;  Major-General  F.  W.  Stubbs,  J.P.  ;  Messrs. 
Malcolm  B.  Murray,  J.P.  :  J.  M.  Bolton,  J.P.  ;  Colonel  G. 
M.  Dobbin.  J  P.  ;  Messrs.  Joseph  A.  Coulter,  J.P  :  Edward 
Tipping,  fames  Barton.  Thomas  Barbor,  M.D.  ,  J.P.  :  J. 
Johnston,  J.P.  ;  Rev.  R.  M.  Morrison,  Rev.  R.  T.  Bluett, 
Rev.  H.  Yereker,  Rev.  J.  C.  MacMillan,  Rev.  J.  G. 
Rainsford,  D.D.  ;  Rev.  \Y.  J.  McCully,  i:.,\.  ;  Messrs.  W. 
Tempest,  \Y.  M.  Patteson,  J-P-;  Thomas  J.  Thomson, 
Thomas  Finch,  Gordon  Holmes,  Peter  ]\ogan,  Eastwood 
Bigger,  ]'un.  ;  John  Nesbit  Doran,  J.  Randall  Dona'dscn,  John 


W.  Turner,  Captain  E.  Macartney  Filgate,  Messrs.  William 
Stoddart,  Alexander  Dickie,  William  McDowell,  John  C.  Park, 
John  Bailie  Coulter,  J.  D.  Burn,  Norman  Steel,  Albert  JerTers, 
John  S.  Johnston. 

MAYO. — Messrs.  Joseph  Pratt,  I'.  A  Knox,  Major- General 
Saunders  Knox-Gore,  Messrs.  R.  Wm.  Orme,  G.  H.  Johnston, 
Wm.  Hogan,  Rev.  J.  Perdue,  Messrs.  T.  C.  Perkins,  Christopher 
Armstrong,  Thomas  Robinson,  Robert  Ekins,  George  Carroll, 
R.  Massey,  J.  Joynt,  Captain  R.  Wade  Thompson,  Messrs. 
C.  L.  Fitzgerald,  F.  O'Donel,  Rev.  Canon  Taylor,  Messrs. 
E.  Thomas  O'Donel,  R.  V.  Stoney,  Francis  O'Donel  junr., 
William  E.  Kelly,  Jacob  Beckett,  Arthur  Oram,  Edward 
Brewster,  Henry  R.  Yereker,  Dominick  A.  Browne,  Colonel 
Knox,  Messrs.  ,1.  Willson  Walshe,  G.  .1.  Darley,  H.  Lindsay 
Fitzpatrick,  James  Simson,  Anthony  Ormsby,  J.  E.  .Jackson, 
Captain  H.  Lynch,  Messrs.  Francis  Ruttledge,  K.  B.McCausland, 
C.  J.  Wallace. 

COUNTY  OF  MEATH. — Marquis  of  Conyngham,  Messrs.  J.  L. 
Naper,  D.L.  ;  T.  Rothwell,  D.L.  ;  T.  Gerrard,  D.I..  ;  J.  A.  Farrell, 
D.L.  ;  N.  T.  Everard,  D.L.  ;  Lieutenant-Colonel  Donaldson, 
D.L.  ;  Lieutenant-(.'olonel  Coddington,  D.L.  ;  Messrs.  R. 
FitzIIerbert.  D.L.  ;  John  Purdcn,  William  Hopkins,  John 
Butler,  F.  Battersby,  Henry  Walker,  Frederick  Clayton,  John 
Chadwick,  George  Boylan,  William  Mason,  Charles  Coughlan, 
J.  Lowry,  \V.  Radcliff,  J.  R.  Roberts,  Rev.  Canon  Keene, 
Rev.  J.  A.  Jennings,  Rev.  A.  Fearon,  Messrs.  W.  H.  Barnes, 
J.  R.  Ringwood,  M.D.  ;  D.  L.  Coddington,  J.  Penrose,  M.  W. 
O'Connor,  E.  Sclater,  R.  Rennicks,  J.  N.  G.  Pollock.  R. 
M'Keever,  The  Lord  Langford,  .Messrs.  G.  F.  Murphy,  J.  S. 
Winter,  Major  Pepper,  Colonel  Johnston,  Mr.  Patrick  Thunder, 
Colonel  Brodigan,  Sir  John  Dillon,  Bart.  ;  Messrs.  Tnoinas 
Leonard,  George  W.  Cuppage,  Robert  Wilkinson,  Rev.  J.  E. 
II.  Murphy,  Messrs.  W.  D.  Ferguson,  W.  Potterton,  W.  J.  Good- 
man, Thomas  Boylan,  G.  H.  Lennon,  P.  G.isteen,  Bernard  Parr, 
Major  Montgomery, Messrs.  John  Wilkinson,  David  Trotter,  M.n. ; 
W.  Thompson,  junr.  ;  H.  A.  Cooper,  F.  St.  G.  Smith,  Rev.  S. 
Craig,  Mr.  Robert  Fowler,  Rev.  A.  T.  Harvey,  Colonel 
Gernon,  Hon.  II.  Plunkett,  Mr.  C.  1'.  Hamilton. 


Qi'Ki^x'.s  OorxiY.— Capt.  J.  \V.  Thomas,  j.p.  ;  Mtssrs.  W.  A. 
Cooper,  J.l'.  ;  llobert  M.  M'Mahon,  J.P.  ;  Humphrey  Fishbourne, 
Abner  Connor,  Joseph  Samuel  Edge,  J.P.  ;  Herbert  B.  Warren, 
Samuel  11.  Carter,  James  Xe;tle,  Isaac  Langrell,  William 
Fennell,  James  Manas,  J.P.  ;  (J.  M.  Robbins,  M.  S.  Corseleis, 
Captain  Young,  Messrs.  Alfred  Johnson,  George  Matthews, 
Horence  Turpin,  Matthew  Cassan,  J.P.  ;  James  C.  Louis,  Loftus 
T.  Roc,  John  Lyon,  George  Shannon,  Henry  Burns,  James 
Thompson,  Thomas  D.ivis,  H.  .M.  Redmond,  J.P.  ;  John  Edge, 
P.  La/.enby,  Charles  Fenton,  Edward  Furlong,  William  Davis, 
Colonel  Cosby,  J.P.  ;  Dr.  Percival.  Messrs.  Valentine  Hinds, 
Thomas  Hinds,  Arthur  (Ireenham,  George  Ross,  Samuel 
Turpin,  Thomas  Graham,  RichardWilkinson,  R.  Oldham, 
Rev.  G.  Graham,  Messrs.  Tnomas  Trench,  Arthur  Marsh, 
Isaac  Allerdyce,  Benjamin  Chambers,  George  Hethington, 
James  Johnson,  Harvey  Armstrong,  Samuel  Foster,  Samuel 
Leigh,  H.  Palmer,  S.  S.  Swan,  J.  M.  Young,  H.  M.  Badger, 
William  Dodds,  A.  St.  George,  Robert  Staples,  D.L. ;  R.  Caldbeck, 
Edmund  White,  General  R.  White,  Mr.  P.  R.  Carter,  Rev.  Canon 
Kellett,  Messrs.  S.  Hemphill,  M.  II.  Franks,  R.  Marsh,  II.  Marsh, 
C.  Murphy,  James  Mowbray,  W.  W.  Despard,  J.  Hawkesworth, 
Thomas  R.  White,  A.  Metcalf,  T.  W.  Baldwin,  Arthur  Xeville, 
Edmund  Burnett,  T.  Walpole,  J.  Allen,  T.  R.  Ely,  T.  Wallace, 
James  Henly,  John  England,  Henry  C.  White,  Thomas  F. 
Drought,  E.  Fitzpatrick,  Alex.  Cornelius,  Richard  Pearson, 
Joseph  Talbot,  James  J'rott,  F.  O.  Foot,  C.  P.  Hamilton,  W. 
Mercier,  S.  Hipwell,  Robert  C.  Roe,  Andrew  Pearson,  John 
Thompson,  William  Hodgens,  T.  Dtigdale,  W.  F.  Mackey. 

Coi-'NTY  OF  Rosco.M.Mox.--The  Earl  of  Kingston,  Messrs. 
George  R.  Acheson.  Hubert  Hamilton,  William  Patterson, 
Cornelius  Banahan,  "William  Lawrence,  James  Poynton,  Stephen 
Lawrence,  Thomas  A.  Cox,  Arthur  Cox,  Thomas  Cox,  John 
McWilliam,  Gilbert  L.  1'oynton,  John  Anderson,  (ieorge 
McGarry,  Alfred  Little,  John  Scott,  J.  Mcrrick  LK-,yd,  Robert 
Kane,  John  Patterson,  Rev.  James  Carey,  Messrs.  William 
Parke,  John  II.  Lloyd,  Hugh  Stewart,  G  S.  Guinness,  William 
J.  Robinson,  Maurice  Hussey,  William  J.  Walpole,  Edward  X. 
Mulhall,  Thomas  Russell,  Skeffington  Thompson,  William. 


Mercer,  Ilanison  Burnett,  Henry  K.  Leslie,  George  Clarke 
John  Kilroe,  William  Yatigh,  Daniel  White,  Thomas  Feeney, 
John  Siggins,  George  Payne,  .lames  X.  Flynn,  Robert  Stud- 
dart,  Cox  Cotton,  Richard  Flynn,  William  .!.  llynes,  John 
Hynes,  John  Ward,  Mark  A.  Levinge,  Patrick  McDonnell, 
Colonel  Irwin,  Messrs.  Benjamin  J.Greene,  James  .1.  Xeilan, 
Thomas  French,  Thomas  Lancaster,  Lancelot  McManway, 
Percy  Magann,  Henry  Jones,  Thomas  Strcxens,  Charles  II. 
Bagot,  Bernard  W.  Bagot,  James  Clancy,  John  Kelly,  Joseph 
Redding,  W.  J.  Talbot,  Colonel  H.Taaffe  Ferrall. 

C'orvrv  OF  Su<;o.— Messrs.  George  Kerr,  Thomas  R. 
Wilson,  Jolin  Hunter,  Sir  Malby  Crofton,  Bart.,  J  I'.,  D.I..; 
Messrs.  Edward  Layng,  Rev.  W.  H.  Winter,  Captain 
O'Hara,  J.i'.  ;  Alderman  James  Xelson,  J.I'.  ;  Rev.  II.  M.  Knox, 
Messrs.  Alexander  Lyons,  j.i1.  ;  Given  Wynne,  j.i'.,  D.L.  ; 
Richard  St.  Gco.  Robinson,  J.I'.  ;  R.  A.  Duke,  J.I'.,  D.I..  ;  R. 
Patterson,  Robert  15.  M'Xeilly.  Edward  Martin,  William  Layng, 
Robert  Morrisson,  Captain  M.  B.  Armstrong,  J.i'.  ;  Messrs. 
Thomas  Clark,  George  Brett,  John  Morrisson.  Rev.  \V.  Brennan, 
Messrs.  William  Lockhart,  Fergus  M'Xeice,  Essex  Williams, 
John  Loyd,  Robert  Williams,  jun.  ;  Robert  Shaw,  George 
Denisson,  John  Frizzell,  John  Doyle,  John  V.  O'Donnell,  James 
Clark,  John  Higgins,  W.  J.  Doran,  George  T.  Pollexfen,  j.i'.  ; 
Arthur  Jackson,  Noble  Thompson,  Lieut. -Colonel  James 
Campbell,  Messrs.  Thomas  Sebery,  David  Sebery,  George 
Simpson,  Thomas  Clark,  William  Simpson,  Robert  Anderson, 
Thomas  Simpson,  Robert  Clarke,  George  Mullin,  Isaac  Hunter, 
Robert  Williams,  James  Xoble,  William  Alexander,  William 
Petrie,  Edward  Parke,  Captain  R.  G.  Ilillas,  j.i1.  ;  Messrs.  John 
I,.  Brinkly,  J.T.  :  James  Young,  John  Rea,  John  Mildrum, 
Joseph  Graham,  Robert  Maveety,  W.  S.  Moore,  William  Hood, 
Robert  Caldwell,  T.  Lindley,  William  Ross,  John  Cameagy, 
R  ev.  Thomas  G.  Walker,  Rev.  J.  S.  Smith,  Messrs.  John  Shaw, 
Robert  Williams,  Edward  Williams,  William  Boyers,  John 
Thompson,  William  Thompson,  John  Paike,  Hector  F.  Knox, 
F.  M.  Olpherts,  J.l1.  ;  John  Carr,  James  Young,  Percy  Clarke, 
John  Laird,  M.D.;  Hugh  Sinclair,  Eccles  Phihbs,  Henry  Gilmore, 
John  Millikin,  William  Barlow,  James  Lougheed,  Thomas 
Patterson,  George  Acheson,  Samuel  Patterson,  Hubert  M-Master, 


R.  Kerr  Taylor,  William  Orr,  John  Lougheed,  William 
Lougheed,  James  Clifford,  James  Craig.  John  Beatty,  C.  M. 
Robinson,  William  Barber,  James  Chamber?,  Colonel  John 
ffolliott,  .1-1'.;  Messrs.  James  Ormsby,  John  Crowe,  C.eorge 
Brett,  William  Lougheed.  Edward  Hunt,  Ilemy  Brett,  George 
Warren,  Charles  Anderson,  John  Monisson,  Robert  Boyer?, 
Richard  (',.  Bell,  E.  M'Dowell,  M.I).  ;  Charles  Graham.  J. 
Costello,  J  r.  ;  William  Craig,  Robert  I'orteus,  Alexander  Cuff, 
Rev.  R.  Rowan.  Harper  Campbell,  j.i1. 

COUNTY  OF  TIPPKKAKV. — The  Earl  de  Montalt,  The  Earl  of 
Donoughmore,  Lord  Dunally,  Mr.  J.  Atkinson  (High  Sheriff), 
Captain  Poe.  j.r.  :  R.  Waller,  J.P.  ;  R.  Wolfe,  J.P.  ;  Colonel 
Kingsley,  Messrs.  R.  Galway,  T.  Webb,  G.  P.  Smithwick,  E. 
Bayley,  J.  Head.  William  Trench.  J.P.  ;  R.  Ealkiner,  J.P.  ;  Grey 
Woodward,  The  Hon.  Cosby  Trench,  Messrs.  R.  Donald  Young, 

C.  E.  Tuthill,  J.P.  ;  .1.  Smithwick,  j.  i-.  :  W.  Bentley,  C.  (ioing,  A. 
Parker,     J.P.  ;     Wm.     Rochfort,    J.P.  ;    Edwin    Taylor,    J.P.  ; 
Llewellyn    Fennell,    J.P.  ;    Messrs.     Robert  Franklin,  Edward 
M'Cuaig,  Wm.  WThisker,  Louis   II     Grubb,  J.P.  ;   Mrs.  William 
Rochfort,  Miss  Maria  L.  Grubb,  V.  Wise   Low,  D.I,    :   Rev.  Dr. 
Hanan,  Messrs.  W.   R.    Cole-Baker.    William    Peare,   J.    1C.    K. 
Xadin,  M.D.  ;   F.  Massey,  J.P.  ;  H.  H.  Townsend,  J.P.  ;   Messrs. 
R.  P.  Bell,  W.  Mulcahy,  Alexander  Going.   E.  Phillips,  Rev.  (',. 
Costello, — Cross,  T.  Brady,  W.    Hodgkins,    D.   A.    Macready, 
P.L.G.  ;   R.  Carden,  B.   Otway,    -  -    Ruthven,    T.    Kenny,  H.   D. 
Kenny.  Jas.  Wellington,  J.    Wall.    O.    Bethel).    M.   Ampthill,   J. 
Harlam,  E.  H.  Breton,  J.  M'Dowell,    D.  Carroll,    S.  II.  Cruise, 
A.  Parker,  Edward  Philips.  M.  Massey.  E.  C.  Bayly,  R.  Ilemphin, 

D.  H.  Higgins,  (.  H.  Power,  |.  H.  Barnes,  Colonel  Rial],  Messrs. 
V.   S.   Morton,   S.   Moore,   R.   Phillip?,  T.  Langley,  T.  Sutcliffe, 
C.  Clarke,  J.  McCuaig,  R.  Bagwell,  R.  Kerr.  Geo.  'I".  l!yan,j.P.  ; 
J.  Heaton  Armstrong,   P.    Penny,    The    Venerable    Archdeacon 
O'Connor,  Messrs.  R.  Pennefathcr.   II.  Lloyd,  J.P.  ;  (J.  Jackson, 
Captain   E.   Lloyd,    Captain   E.    M.   Armstrong,    D.L.  ;    Messrs. 
11.  Ashley,  —  Deeve?,  —  Sutcliffe.   E.  Knox,  J.P. ;  (i.  Langley, 
I.]'.;    J.    Howard,   Robert    Howard.    Henry   Howard.  J.    Boyle, 
Richard  Molloy,  Wm.  Watson.  Henry  Sparling,  William  Hanly, 
T.   O.   Read.    K.    Roe.   G.    Roe,   S.   E.   Smith,  J.  Smallman,  j. 


Hodging,  J.  Parr,  J.  Griffith,  R.  Eaton.  H.  P.  Bridge.  W.  Bridge, 
V.  Bridge,  P.  S.  Bridge  T.  Hick?,  Lt.-Col.  F.  Trant,  J.P.  ; 
—  Jones. 

CITY  AND  Coi'NTY  OK  WATKKKOKD.  —  Mr.  Ambrose  C.ingreve, 
D.I,.,  J  i>.  ;  Mijor  Wheeler  Cuffe,  Messrs.  Alexander  Nelson, 
j.i>.  ;  W.  R.  Ward,  J.P.  ;  William  Price,  W.  A.  Sargent,  n.L.  ; 
Rev.  H.  Evans,  I>.r>.  ;  Messrs.  Charles  Ambrose,  Esq.,  I.L.D.  ; 
C.  Moore,  George  M'CleHand,  R.  \V.  X alley,  J.  Brown,  W. 
Claxton,  W.  E.  De  la  Poer,  .1.  S.  Kent,  B.  Lynch,  Sir  Robert 
Paul,  Bart.,  v.i..,  j.p. ;  Sir  Richard  Musgrave,  Bart.,  n.L.,  J.P.  ; 
Count  I)e  la  Poer,  D.I..,  j.p.  ;  Hon.  Dudley  Fortescue,  n.L.,  j.p.  ; 
Messrs.  .1.  W.  Anderson.  n.L.,  J.P.  ;  .].  T.  Medlycott,  n.L.,  J.P.  ; 
F.  G.  Bloomfield,  J.P.  ;  C.  Perceval  Bolton,  J.P.  ;  .!.  B.  Dobbin, 
J.P.  ;  J.  Peclder  Furlong,  J.P.  ;  Charles  Langley,  J.P.  ;  R.  J. 
Ussher,  J.P.  ;  Peter  Walsh,  J.P.  ;  W.Abbott,  Richard  Ilassard, 
C.  Langley,  jun.  ;  George  Malcomson,  E.  Ussher  Roberts, 
Rev.  Chancellor  Toppin,  Messrs.  Thomas  Baternan,  Patrick 
Kelly,  Thomas  Kilcoyne,  J.  E.  Kent,  Rev.  Canon  Parker, 
W.  Lamb,  Colonel  II.  C.  Yilliers  Stuart,  n.L.,  J.P.  ;  Maior 
Chearnley,  n.L.,  J.P.  ;  Lady  Keane,  Captain  Percival  Maxwell, 
n.L.,  J.P.  ;  Colonel  Keane,  c.p,. ;  Colonel  Cotton,  J.P.  ;  H.  Marmion, 
Major  N.  Gyles,  J.P  ;  Miss  Blacker,  Major  Deane  Tanner,  J.P.  ; 
Yen.  Archdeacon  Burkitt,  Rev.  Charles  Carrol,  Messrs.  F.  E. 
Currey,  J.P.  ;  Richard  Foley,  E.  Foley,  .1.  Kiely,  Colonel 
Holroyd,  Very  Rev.  Dean  of  Lismore,  Rev.  John  McKeown, 
Miss  F.  Musgrave,  Messrs.  J.  Pope,  R.  H.  Power,  Yen.  Arch- 
deacon Ryland,  Messrs.  Percy  Smyth,  D.I..,  J.P.  ;  H.  Yilliers 
Stuart,  of  Dromana. 

COUNTY  OF  WKST.MEATIL— Captain  Gilbert  Xugent,  Messrs.  T. 
Quin,  Geo.  Meares,  Arthur  Fetherston-H.,  Sol.  ;  Chas.  Anderson, 
Jeremiah  Gibson,  James  Xewburn,  II.  M.  Pilkington.  o.f.  ; 
William  Ryland,  F.  Russell,  John  Coughlan,  Thomas  B. 
Wakefreld.  James  Shaw,  Edward  Wakefield,  William  Russell, 
H.  C.  Levinge,  Frank  Small.  Lawrence  Kelly,  T.  McCutchen, 
Richard  Talbot,  Robert  Allen,  J.  Ilodscn,  W.  Gray,  William 
English,  W.  II.  Thomas,  F.  Russell,  jun.  ;  Joseph  Yaughan, 
George  Claxton,  W.  H.  Thomas,  Benjamin  Greene. —  Johnston, 


John  Lowe.  Sir  M.  Chapman,  Rut.;  Messrs.  John  Darling,  John 
Lewis,  John  Xugent,  Win.  Crawford,  Jno.  Evans,  Edmund  IJease, 
Charles  McCullach,  James  Holmes,  1'hillip  O'ktelly,  John 
Gordon,  W.  Mitchell,  John  Cantwell,  Edward  Raymond,  James 
Gibson,  George  Little,  George  Ronaldson,  Rev.  Matthew 
Muiphy,  Rev.  \Villiam  Falkiner,  Messrs.  |ohn  Taylor,  James 
Mears,  George  Mitchell,  Thomas  Mitchell.  Thomas  Robinson, 
Lockart  Ramage.  W.  II.  Bagnell,  S.  C.  Claike. 

COUNTY  or  AVKXFOHD. — Lord  Maurice  Fit/gerald.  Sir  John 
Power,  Bart.,  D.I,.  ;  Messrs,  .John  C.  1'ounden,  J  ]'.  ;  .James 
B.  Tomkins,  P.L.O.  ;  William  Xolan,  John  Dowling,  Rev. 
J.  AV.  Chambers,  LI..I).  ;  Messrs.  William  As:le  Ryan,  James 
Johnson,  General  Doian,  C.1J.  ;  Co'.  Chailes  Walker,  Captain 
T.  J.  Walker,  D.L.  ;  Messrs.  .John  F.  Kane.  J.I'.  ;  John  Bennett, 
Colonel  J.  R.  Magratb,  Messrs.  Ai  thur  Kelle't.R.  II.  1  Vnte.  Rev. 
John  Macbeth,  LI..D.  ;  Rev.  R.  S.  C.  Slacker,  .i.i1.  :  Messrs. 
William  Ma; tin,  Godfrey  Macbeth,  Cusa- k  Metge,  Her.ry  II. 
Moore,  George  Freeman,  William  Rogers,  folm  I  Ian  is,  Gecrgc 
Hemplestall,  Henry  C.  Ouin,  Rev.  William  Arr.old,  Messrs. 

X.X.  Cookman,  D.I..:  William  Cookman,  M.D.,  J.r.  ;  llenry 
Ringwood.  D.v.c.  ;  John  1 1  ill,  William  Restnck.  Fred.  Sykes, 
Thomas  Chapman,  Richaid  Giccne,  Colonel  Cau'.iield,  J.r.; 
Messrs.  Charles  Roaik,  Richaid  Donovan,  l.r.  ;  Joseph 
Tomkins,  John  Tomkins,  John  Warren,  T.  1'innions.  W.  X 
Webster,  lierjamin  Webster,  1'atiick  C.  Pour.den,  M.I1..  :  James 
Watkins,  Thomas  Hill,  J.  II.  AV.  Sterlii:-,  Charles  M.  Poyne, 
D.L.  ;  Jcjhn  llayley.  Geoige  A\'alsh,  P.L.C.  ;  \\"illiam  Webster, 
Jonathan  AYalsh,  Thomas  Rhuih.ait.  Hon.  G.  Stopfc>rd,  Messrs. 
Benjamin  Wanen,  Benjamin  AVhitr.ey,  Richaid  ( Iraham,  Charles 
I).  Rce,  Thomas  F(  xton,  Josejih  Rath,  l^dward  ^^'tbster, 
Major-Gtn.  Guise,  CM:.;  Messrs.  William  Rates.  R.  W.  Hall- 
Dare,  J.!1.  ;  \Yilliam  B.  I'crtcr.  !'.!.(;.;  Ilcrbeit  Bio\\nrigg, 
Thcnr.s  F.Whitmore,  Albert  l!i(  hauls.  J.i1.  :  M.  A.  Mahc-r.  D.I..  ; 

F.  AV.  A\"ai:cr,  Mo;ti-Cen.  Richaids.  l.r.  \  Messrs.  Richard 
Gailar.d,  Rcbert  Heid,  R.  Bollard,  Cr<  rj,c  Hand-tcik,  Ribeit 
Doyr.e,  Dennett  Doyr.e.  h'lancisA.  Leigh.  D.I..  :  F.  Spiini.'.  J.r.  : 
\\".  Mcnck  Gibbon.  J.P.  ;_  Captain.  Barrett  Hamilton.  Mr.  \Ym. 


Little,  Major  Harman,  J.i'.  ;  Messr?.  M.  Huggard,  James  M. 
Vicary,  Rev.  Canon  Latham,  D.I).  ;  Captain  Herbert,  Messrs. 
Richard  Elgee,  J.  L.  Winter),  Richard  Sealy,  James  Shuddal, 
A.  Gore,  Charles  Cole. 

Cot'XTY  OF  WICKLOK, — Messrs.  E.  A.  Dennis,  J.P.  ;  William 
Fenton.  J.P.  ;  Geo.  Leonard,  Geo.  Douglas,  Cha?.  Wynne,  Mark 
Taylor,  J.i1.;  Colonel  R.  Pratt-S.iunclers,  J-l'. ,  D.I..;  David 
Mahoney,  j.i1.,  n.L.  ;  W.J.  Westhy,  J.P.,  D.I,.  ; Thomas  Dowser,  W 
E.  Grogan,  j.i1..;  Richard  Gillespie,  J.P.  ;  William  Wilson,  W.  J. 
Langri',  Thomas  Driver,  11  >bert  Hawkins,  Colonel  F.  Tynte 
J.P.,  D.I..;  Messr;.  Edward  Pennefather.  Q.C.,  J.P.,  D.L.  ;  James 
Valentine,  J.  Molyneux,  J.  Ramsay,  Rev.  D.  Anderson,  Messrs. 
John  J.  White,  R.  G.  Dixon,  Fletcher  Moore.  J.I1.  ;  W.  Cotton, 
j.i".  ;  John  Finninior,  J.P. ;  G.  Hornidge,  J.i1.  ;  N.  Smith,  George 
Darker,  Charles  Smith,  Edward  Rowell,  William  lioothman, 
Samuel  Wallace,  R.  Panton,  William  Henry,  John  Spcares, 
Colonel  W.  Kemmis,  J.i1.  ;  Messrs.  Edward  Ellison.  p.i..< ;.:.!.  \). 
Edge,  Richard  Appleby,  Isaac  Wilmot,  John  Jordan,  Joseph 
Condill,  Robert  Lavender,  Francis  Newmin,  Rev.  W.J.  Stokc=, 
Messrs.  William  Coleman,  James  Gilchrist,  Joseph  Tyndall,  James 
Hunter,  Thomas  Valentine,  Henry  Langrill,  George  Long,  M. 
Mason,  James  Coleman,  Hemy  Harding,  Edward  Langrill, 
Matthew  Langrill,  William  Carter,  Thomas  Stephenson,  William 
Strahan,  Rev.  Canon  O'Connor,  Messrs.  Kichard  Fenton.  j.i1.  ; 
G.  Fenton,  P.  Hollard,  J.  Allen,  Edward  Wilson,  J.  I). 
Plant,  J.  Xiele,  J.  D.  De  Mcn/y,  II.  M.  Dowse,  If.  Hopkins, 
Ilalph  Laurcnson,  l-'rank  lirooke,  j.i1.,  K.I..  ;  Rev.  11.  Ellison, 
Messrs.  T.  Symes,  R.  S.  Goodison,  \\'.  Rickerby,  (!.  Matthews, 
Louis  Montfort,  J.i1.  ;  Thomas  Swan,  T.  W.  \Vhelan.  J.P.  :  C.  C. 
Fenton,  Albert  Laurcnson,  S.  Mennion,  de  R.  Lawrenson,  J.P.  ; 
R.  Fenton,  Thomas  Haskins,  J.  11.  Kerr,  W.  T.uh.r,  Thomas 
Irwin,  J.  S.  Leeson,  W.  Parker.  (-.  Pasley,  I.  Gtandy, 
Edwaid  Dreilin,  Walter  IJoyd,  Francis  I'.uckley,  William 
Ilurne,  T.  H.  Craig,  T.  Craig,  Robert  Cuthbcrt,  Captain 
Ch.  Dennis,  Messrs.  .1.  Douglas,  Wm.  Ellis,  Patrick  Flynn,  Kd. 
Farrell,  J.P.  ;  .lohn  R.  Fowler,  W.  G.  Mori  is.  J.P.  ;  Geo.  Kd. 
Goobody,  Ven.  Aichdeacon  Galbraith,  Messrs.  \V.  II.  M'Failand, 
Ed.  Lee,  Capt.  Geo.  Hefferman,  Messrs.  Gi'bft  Ilodson.  H. 

Vincent  Jarkson,  CHway  .Johnson,  Geo.  Keogh,  Wm.  King. 
^\'.  W.  Knox,  Hon.  Henry  Monck,  .Messrs.  J.  Mills,  .!.  II. 
Moore,  .'ames  B.  Massey,  .lames  Price,  R.  G.  Pilkington,  Rev. 
W.  Connolly,  Messrs.  \\'.  .!.  Shcpard,  .lohn  Johnson,  Rev. 
Geo.  Tombe,  Messrs.  T.  Dowhng,  Rd.  Craydor,  John 
Laurenson.  lohn  A.  Revel!,  R.  Bell,  II.  A.  Townley,  A  Tailyour 
R.  Philpot.j.l1.  ;  Rev.  R.  C.  Halloues,  Messrs.  1 1.  Jones,  Edward 
Kearon,  C.  Ruskell,  F.  Kvans,  R.  Halpin,  .1.  Storey.  R.  Kearor- 
J.  Tyrrell,  Ed.  Cole,  S.  Marshall,  R.  \Vhitinore,  J.  Burne. 
Robert  Hea'h,  W.  Alfoid,  .).  Manley,  George  H.  Stepney.  Alex 
Sturgeon,  F.  Heatley,  John  Sutton,  Rd.  I).  Thomas,  Rd.  C" 
Thomas.  John  Tunstead,  Ed.  Watson.  Rt-  Cathcart  Dobbs, 
Fredk.  M  .  Crea,  E.  X.  \Vynn,  j.i'.  ;  Captain  I  lalnin,  J.I'.  :  Messrs. 
K.  ICdwards,  John  Nolan,  John  Passant.  Francis  M'Phail,  Rev. 
Matthew  \V.  J)ese;x,  Colonel  Tottenham,  Messis.  II.  Crofton. 
E.  Stoicy,  A-  Keene.  H.  A.  Ten-be,  .l.i'.  :  P.  C'.ood,  C.  Chamney. 
George  Bodey. 



THE    CO  XV  EXT  1 





\\'e.  Irishmen,  belonging  to  the  three  Southern 
Provinces,  being  of  all  creeds  and  classes,  representing 
many  separate  interests,  and  sharing  a  common  desire 
for  the  honour  and  welfare  of  our  country,  hereby 
declare  our  unswerving  allegiance  to  the  Throne  and 
Constitution,  and  our  unalterable  determination  to 
uphold  the  Legislative  Union  between  Great  Britain 
and  Ireland. 

\Vc  protest  against  the  creation  of  a  Parliament 
for  Ireland,  whether  separate  or  subordinate. 

\Ye  protest  against  the  creation  of  an  Irish 
Executive,  dependent  for  its  existence  upon  the 
pleasure  of  an  Irish  Parliament. 

V.'c  do  so  upon  the  following  grounds: — 

Because  any  measure  for  the  creation  of  a  separate 
Irish  Parliament,  and  a  separate  Irish  Executive, 
would  produce  mo.-t  dangerous  social  confusion, 
involving  a  disastrous-  conflict  of  interests  and  classes, 
and  a  serious  risk  of  civil  war. 

Because  such  a  measure  would  endanger  the  com- 
mercial relations  between  Ireland  and  Great  Britain, 


and    would    cause    in    Ireland     widespread     financial 
distrust,     followed      by     a     complete     paralysis     of 


Because  such  a  measure  would  imperil  personal 
liberty,  freedom  of  opinion,  and  the  spirit  of  tolerance 
in  Ireland. 

Because  such  a  measure,  instead  of  effecting  a 
settlement,  would  inevitably  pave  the  way  for  further 
efforts  to\vards  the  complete  separation  of  Ireland 
from  Great  Britain. 

Because  no  statutory  limitations  restricting  the 
authority  of  an  Irish  Legislative  Assembly,  or  the 
power  of  an  Irish  Executive,  could  protect  the  freedom 
and  the  rights  of  minorities  in  the  Provinces  of 
Lcinstcr,  Munstcr,  and  Connaught. 

Because,  while  in  the  divided  state  of  Irish  Society, 
no  part\-  in  Ireland  can  safely  be  entrusted  with 
powers  of  Government  over  the  other  sections  of  the 
community,  such  a  measure  would  hand  over  Ireland 
to  the  Government  of  a  party  which  has  proved  itself 
unworthy  of  the  exercise  of  power  by  its  systematic 
defiance  of  the  law,  and  disregard  of  the  elementary 
principles  of  honest}-,  liberty,  and  justice. 

Because  the  Imperial  Parliament  is  lull}- competent 
and  willing  to  legislate  for  Ireland,  to  maintain  justice 
and  equality,  and  to  promote,  by  wise  enactments 
the  welfare  of  our  country. 

Finally,  regarding  the  question  from  a  wider  point 
of  view  than  that  which  concerns  alone  the  internal 


government  of  Ireland,  highly  pri/ing  as  \vc  do  the 
advantages  \vc  derive  from  our  present  Imperial 
position,  and  being  justly  proud  of  the  place  which 
Irishmen  have  long  held  amongst  those  to  whom  the 
Empire  owes  its  prosperity  and  fame,  having  been 
faithful  in  our  allegiance  to  our  Sovereign,  upholders 
of  the  Constitution,  and  observers  of  the  law,  we 
protest  against  any  change  that  will  deprive  us  of  our 
Constitutional  birthright,  by  which  we  stand  on  equal 
ground  with  Englishmen  and  Scotchmen,  as  subjects 
of  our  beloved  Ouecn  and  as  citi/.cns  of  the  British 

TIIK    KAKI.    ('I-'    KIXi.AI.I.. 



HALL     No.     1. 


R  E  P  0  H  T 




HALL     No.      1. 

t'h(firmnn—TttK  KM. in    HON.  TIIK  EAIU.  OF  FINCAI.L. 

The  following  preliminary  description  is  taken  from 
the  daily  papers  : — 

At  a  quarter  to  seven  o'clock  the  doors  were  thrown  open, 
and   the  large  assemblage  of  delegates  who  had  been  col- 

i n  O  O 

lecting  for  some  time,  poured  in  rapidly,  but  with  perfect 
order,  and  soon  the  hall  was  filled.  The  floor  and  balcony 
was  divided  into  sections,  which  were  allotted  to  the  different 
counties.  In  the  side  balconies  were  seated  a  number  of 
ladies,  who  not  only  lent  a  pleasing  grace  to  the  proceedings, 
but  took  a  lively  interest  in  all  that  went  on  before  them. 
Stationed  on  the  platform  there  was  an  orchestral  band, 
who,  before  the  noble  chairman,  the  Earl  of  Fingall.  took 
his  seat,  played  a  capital  selection  of  music  in  a  spirited 
manner.  "God  bless  the  1'rince  of  Wales"  was  loudly 
cheered  ;  so,  too,  was  '"  Rule  Britannia,"  but  the  enthusiasm 
was  simply  unbounded  when  the  strains  of  the  National 
Anthem  fell  on  the  ear.  The  great  assembly  rose  to  its 
feet  like  one  man,  and  a  magnificent  cheer  almost  shook  the 
walls.  It  was  repeated  again  and  again  until  the  music, 
vigorous  as  it  was,  was  drowned.  When  the  last  bar  of  the 
fine  old  air  had  been  played  the  cheering  was  renewed,  and 
continued  for  some  moments. 


The  following  noblemen  and  gentlemen  \vere  present  on 
the  platform  : — 

His  Grace  the  Duke  of  Leinster,  E  irl  of  Belmore,  Karl  of 
Pembroke,  Earl  of  Mayo,  Viscount  De  Vesci,  Lord  Emly,  Lord 
Yentry,  Lord  Massy.  Lord  Rathdonnell,  Lord  Louth,  Lord 
Monteagle,  Lord  Dunsanv.  Lord  Muskerry,  Lord  Maurice 
Fitzgerald,  Lord  Arthur  Butler,  Viscount  Carlow,  Lord  Clan- 
morris,  Lord  Dunally,  Lord  Cloncurry,  his  Grace  the  Archbishop 
of  Dublin,  Marquis  Conyngham,  Sir  Thomas  Butler,  Bart., 
u.L.  ;  Sir  |ohn  Power,  Hart.  ;  -Sir  Richard  Martin.  Bart.  ;  Sir 
Montagu  Chapmar.  Hart.  ;  Sir  Percy  Grace.  Bart.  :  the  lion. 
Horace  Plunkett,  M.P.  ;  Right  Hon.  David  Plunkct,  M.r.  ; 
Hon.  L.  G.  Dillon,  Sir  Fentcn  Hort,  Bart.  .  Sir  H.  Grattan 
Be'.lew.  Bart.  :  the  Rev.  Provost,  T.C.I).  :  Hon.  Richard  Nugent, 
A.  L.  Bailee.  Esq.  ;  General  Devenish-  Meares,  W.  F.  Colvill, 
Esq.:  Bnnsley  Fit/gerald,  F.  E.  Ball.  Esq.;  S.  H.  Bolton, 
Esq.;  |.  R.  \Yigham,  Esq.;  Col.  |.  C.  Lowry.  J.  \\". 
Copland,  Esq.;  J.  P.  Maunsell.  Esq.:  W.  G.  Goodbody, 
Esq. ;  R.  Bagwell,  Esq.  ;  \Y.  |.  Goukling,  Esq. :  \\  .  E.  Longfield 
Esq.;  Major  II.  L.  Barton.  H.  S.  Moore.  Esq.:  C-eorge 
Chambers,  Esq.  ;  A.  M'Donnell,  Esq.  :  Captain  C.  G.  \\eitropp, 
G.  Orr  Wilson,  Esq. :  Rev.  S.  Prenter.  C.  L\  Townshend.  Esq.  : 
Fane  Yernon,  Esq.;  Col.  Tottenham.  James  Wilson,  Esq.; 
|.  A.  Scott,  Esq. ;  H.  |.  Dudgeon,  Esq.,  J.I'. ;  Mangerton  Arnotf. 
Esq.;  Dr.  James  C.  Semple,  C.  A.  M'Donnell,  Esq.  :  R.  Farrell, 
Esq.:  Dr.  H.  Truell,  Rev.  Dr.  Nicholas.  J.  Hone,  Esq.:  Rev. 
|.  G.  Digges,  15.  S.  Dunning,  Esq.:  Dr.  I-"..  'J'.  Lee,  Owen 
Wynne,  Esq.;  Fletcher  Moore,  Esq.  ;  D.  Mahony,  Esq.; 
Alderman  Scott  (High  Sheriff,  Cork"  ;  \Y.  H.  Newell,  Esq.  ; 
II.  L.  Tivy,  Esq.  :  Rev.  Canon  Neligan.  D.J».  ;  Todd  Thornton, 
Esq.  ;  Clifford  Lloyd.  ICsq.  ;  J.  Henderson,  Esq.  :  I.  M.  Finny, 
Esq.,  M.I).  :  1.  F.  Bannatyne,  Esq.:  Professor  Edward  Dowden, 
LL.n.  ;  Mr.  YV.  Dodds,  Professor  S.  H.  Butcher,  Esq.  ;  R.  (). 
Armstrong,  J.  M.  \Yilson,  Esq.;  R.  Fowler.  Esq.:  Col.  It. 
Cosby,  \Y.  M'Murrough  Kavanagh,  ICsq.  ;  Jonathan  Hogg, 
Esq.;  I.  R.  Fowler,  Esq.;  Major  Burrowes,  Joseph  T.  I'im, 
Esq. ;  M.  Goodbody,  Esq.  ;  L.  O.  Hutton,  FLsq.  ;  J.  P.  Goodbody, 
Escj.  ;  H.  L.  Barnardo,  Esq.  ;  Major  Bailey,  R.  T.  Callow,  Esq.  ; 

M.  Weld  O'Connor,  Esq.  :  II.  Staples,  Esq. ;  J.  C.  Colvill,  Esq.  : 
E.  Skeffington-Smyth,  Esq.;  Colonel  (•.  Deasp,  (1.  1- .  Stewart, 
Esq.;  J.  \V.  Doyne,  Esq.;  A.  D.  Kennedy,  Esq.  ;  Coidon  E. 
Tombe,  Esq.  ;  \\'.  T.  Stewart,  &c.,  &r. 

.1.    MACKK    KIN.NY 

Punctual!}-  at  half-past  seven  o'clock,  the  hour 
lu'imcd  for  the  commencement  of  the  proceedings  — 

J.  MAC.I.K  FINNY.  Ks<|..  M.D.,  1'rcsiilcnt  of  the  Ro);il 
College  of  Physician;  of  Ireland,  rose  and  said — My 


lords  and  gentlemen,  I  have  much  pleasure  in  moving 
the  preliminary  resolution  to  be  submitted  for  your 
approval  this  evening — namely,  that  the  Earl  of  Fingall 
do  take  the  chair — because  it  needs  no  words  of  mine 
to  commend  it  to  your  favourable  consideration,  and 
because  we  are  all  glad  to  have  a  distinguished  Irish 
nobleman  to  preside  over  this  meeting.  We  are  met  here 
to-night  with  a  common  cause  at  heart  and  actuated  by  a 
common  motive.  A  ''union  of  hearts  " — of  a  very  different 
character  and  of  a  truer  and  djepsr  significance  than  that 
which  is  implied  by  the  meretricious  use  of  the  term — has 
brought  us  here  ;  and  in  selecting  a  chairman  the  executive 
committee  have  wisely  settled  on  one  whose  interests  and 
those  of  every  delegate  present  arc  identical,  and  I  doubt 
not  his  lordship  \vill  discharge  the  duties  with  the  considera- 
tion, tact,  and  dignity  which  are  born  of  sympathy  and 
innate  to  an  Irish  gentleman.  I  know  not  why  I.  who  am 
but  one  of  the  delegates  from  the  University,  was  asked  to 
take  so  prominent  a  part  at  this  great  and  representative 
meeting,  for  I  am  not  a  politician,  and  have  never  before 
stood  upon  a  public  platform,  except  it  be  that  as  a 
physician  I  may  be  supposed  to  represent  a  numerous  class 
whose  work  is  usually  done  in  private,  or  whose  voice  is  not 
generally  heard,  but  that  on  an  occasion  such  as  this  it  be- 
hoves every  man  to  come  forward  and  give  expression  to  his 
sentiments  when  the  issues  are  so  vital  and  so  great.  It  may 
also  be  because  I  knew  much  of  the  intimate  relations  oi  bodv 
to  mind,  of  nutrition  to  development,  of  nerve  force  to  free 
muscular  action,  and  that,  with  the  authoritv  of  this 
knowledge,  I  can  assure  you,  unless  the  nourishment 
of  my  hand  or  other  distant  part  of  my  body  be  not 
maintained  equally  with  and  by  intimate  union  to  the 
more  central  parts,  its  growth,  nay  its  existence,  would  be 
imperilled  ;  unless  the  nerve  energy  be  conveyed  from  the 
brain  in  unbroken  union  its  seemingly  independent  and  varied 


action  is  impaired — inco-ordination  is  the  outcome  and 
paralysis  the  result.  Need  I  point  the  moral?  Surely  not. 
Gentlemen,  the  union  between  this  country  and  England 
must  be  maintained.  Nothing  must  be  allowed  to  imperil 

Ml!.    .1.    F.    C.     BANNA 

its  preservation  or  curtail  its  influence,  if  we,  as  men  of 
learning,  commercial  enterprise,  or  agricultural  pursuits, 
residing  in  Ireland,  are  to  discharge  the  duties  and  enjoy  the 
civil  and  religious  rights  pertaining  to  citi/cns  of  the  United 


Kingdom  of  Great  Britain  and  Ireland.  It  was  said  to  me 
the  other  day  by  a  distinguished  fellcnv-riti/en.  in  reference 
to  the  Ulster  demonstration,  "Oh,  it  is  easy  to  get  a  crowd 
of  Orangemen  together  to  cheer  and  shout :  "  hut  while 
entirely  repudiating  the  sneer  of  his  remark,  I  cannot  look 
upon  this  assemblage  of  delegates  without  saying  it  is  a 
damning  reply  to  my  friend,  and  feeling  satisfied  that  Lemper, 
Munst^r,  and  Connaught  are  equally  alive  with  their  Ulster 
brethren  to  the  greatness,  the  importance,  and  the  gravity  of 
the  issue  before  them,  and  are  nut  a  whit  behind  them  in 
enthusiasm  and  self-reliance  in  upholding  the  t'nion  b\ 
rejecting  Home  Rule.  Over  such  a  meeting  as  this,  with 
objects  of  such  a  character.  1  ha\e  the  honour  and  the 
pleasure  of  proposing  that  Lord  Fingall  do  preside  and  do 
now  take  the  chair. 

Mr.  J.  F.  (1.  B. \\XAIYNK.*  of  Limerick,  seconding  the 
motion,  said  —  I  have  verv  great  pleasure  in  seconding  the 
motion  that  the  Karl  of  Fingall  clo  take  the  chair.  All  who 
have  the  pleasure  of  knowing  him  feel  assured  that  he  will 
preside  over  this  great  meeting  with  honour  and  dignity  that 
will  strengthen  the  Unionist  cause,  not  only  in  Ireland,  but 
throughout  the  British  Kmpire. 

The  Right  Hon.  the  KAKI.  OF  i-'ixoAi.i.t  having 
taken  the  chair,  said — The  occasion  of  our  meeting 
is  of  so  great  moment  that  I  shall  not  occupv  your  time 
with  conventional,  though  unusually  appropriate,  remark> 
upon  my  un\vorthiness  of  the  honour  conferred  upon  me. 
I  must,  however,  in  my  brief  opening  address  be  caretul  to 
recognise  that  the  selection  as  chairman  of  a  Catholic  and 
Liberal  Unio.iibt  has  a  significance  which  throws  all  personal 
considerations  int:>  the  background.  I  hasten  on  behalf  ot 


loyal  Catholics  and  Liberal  Unionists  to  assure  our  Pro- 
testant and  Conservative  companions  in  arms  that  \ve  will 
stand  by  them  as  long  as  they  stand  by  us.  I  am  not  aware 
that  in  the  Southern  provinces  of  Ireland  there  has  ever 
been  seen  an  assembly  such  as  I  am  addressing.  Even 
creed  an;!  class,  all  professions,  trades,  and  occupations  are 
represented  here,  each  county  having  sent  its  proper  propor- 
tion of  delegates  duly  appointed  at  meetings  of  electors.  No- 
doubt  we  shall  be  told  that  our  coming  here  is  a  mere  poli- 
tical move,  an  election  device,  perhaps,  in  response  to  t he- 
call  of  party  leaders  in  England.  Accepting  the  full  respon- 
sibility of  an  utterance  from  the  chair,  1  state  emphaticallv 
that  our  action  is  spontaneous — that  this  meeting  isastricth 
Irish  convention,  that  it  was  not  promoted  or  even  suggested 
bv  any  parly  or  leaders  outside  ourselves.  It  is  our  opponents, 
and  not  our  friends,  who  have  forced  us  to  come  here  and 
speak  out  to-night.  Having  failed  bv  ridicule  to  discount 
beforehand  the  importance  of  the  great  convention  in 
Belfast,  seeing  that  the  laugh  was  going  to  be  on  the  other 
side,  they  fell  back  upon  the  oft-repeated  fiction  that  outside 
a  small  portion  of  Ulster  Unionism  was  only  kept  alive  bv 
what  their  leaders  have  described  as  "a  despicable  minority." 
It  may  be  that  we  South  of  Ireland  Unionists  have  ourselves 
to  blame  for  the  apathy  with  which  we  have  negL'Cted  to 
initiate  and  maintain  an  effective  political  organisation. 
Organisation,  as  a  friend  of  mine  said  the  other  dav  to 
electors  in  this  county,  "  is  the  life-blood  of  political  parties." 
]  look  upon  this  gathering  as  the  most  important  step  ever 
taken  by  the  Loyalist  party  in  Southern  Ireland,  and  1  am 
sure  there  is  not  on<-  present  who  does  not  feel  relieved  bv 
the  consciousness  that  he  is  performing  a  duty  which  i> 
"  better  done  late  than  never  done  at  all.''  1  think  1 
may  say  that  the  duty  which  lies  before  us  is  two-fold. 
Firstly,  we  are  to  declare  in  the  most  solemn  manner 
that  we  are  determined  to  uphold  the  Uni  m  between  (Ireat 


Britain  and  Ireland ;  and,  secondly,  in  order  to  give 
effect  to  our  determination,  we,  without  further  delay, 
must  strengthen  and  confirm  the  bond  of  union  amongst 
ourselves.  So  clear  is  our  course  with  regard  to  our 
first  duty,  and  so  fully  will  it  be  dealt  with  by  the 
speakers  who  follow,  that  not  wishing  to  take  up  too  much 
of  your  thru  I  will  address  myself  in  mv  few  remaining 
remarks  to  our  second  duty,  "the  union  of  Irish  Unionists." 
Five  years  ago  we  Liberals  joined  hands  with  men  to  whom 
we  had  often  been  bitterly  opposed,  and  to-night  in  this  same 
hall  we  are  able  to  congratulate  ourselves  on  a  matured 
friendship  and  seemingly  permanent  alliance.  Time  has 
almost  obliterated  the  differences  which  formerly  kept  us 
asunder,  and  while  we  Unionists  do  not  claim  a  monopoly 
of  patriotism,  we  may  at  least  contrast  our  behaviour  to 
former  opponents,  with  the  behaviour  of  so-called  Nationalists 
to  former  friends.  And,  what  is  far  more  encouraging,  time 
is  dealing  with  the  religious  difficult}',  with  (I  use  the 
expression  not  without  sorrow)  the  religious  ul^tacle  to 
peace  in  Ireland.  So  far  as  Catholics  are  concerned  I 
cannot  help  thinking  that  if  our  faith  can  be  said  to  have 
anv  political  tendency  at  all  it  is  rather  towards  the  main- 
tenance of  the  Union  than  towards  Home  Rule.  This  was 
illustrated  a  few  \ears  ago  when  Home  Rulers  called  to 
their  aid  the  most  inhuman  political  agencies,  which  the 
head  of  my  Church  was  constrained  to  condemn.  Referring 
to  the  famous  rescript,  Mr.  Gladstone  at  Clapham  on  Saturday 
last  u>ed  words  which  throw  a  strange  light  upon  the 
connection  which  it  is  sought  to  establish  between  Catholicism 
and  Nationalism.  Mr.  Gladstone  said — "  The  whole  mass 
of  the  Irish  Roman  Catholics,  except  a  portion  of  the  upper 
class  opposed  to  Nationalism  and  to  Home  Rule — the  whole 
mass  of  the  Irish  Roman  Catholics,  including  the  clergy  and 
almost  every  bishop,  opposed  this  rescript  and  protested,  led  on 
by  their  members  of  Parliament,  that  the  Tope  had  no  right 


to  dictate  to  them  the  course  they  were  to  pursue  in 
political  concerns."  Now,  this  assertion  that  the  clergy 
and  almost  every  bishop  opposed  the  rescript  is  no  more 
true,  but  of  course  less  capable  of  immediate  and  complete 
refutation,  than  the  suggestion  made  in  the  same  speech  as 
to  the  bogus  signatures  of  the  Irish  Nonconformists.  As  a  mat- 
ter of  fact,  the  rescript,  or  rather  Papal  decree,  \vas  promulgated 
in  this  very  diocese  by  the  archbishop  who  ordered  it  to  be  read 
in  all  the  churches.  But  the  quotation  I  have  given  you 
contains  one  remarkable  and  damning  admission  on  the  part 
of  Mr.  Gladstone — namely,  that  in  order  to  bolster  up  the 
Home  Rule  movement  our  priests  are  led  in  a  new  crusade 
against  the  authority  of  the  Pope  by  the  Irish  members  of 
Parliament.  It  is  not  for  us  to  inquire  whether  under  Home 
Rule  the  priests  would  dictate  to  members  of  Parliament  as 
to  their  politics,  or  whether  members  of  Parliament  would 
dictate  to  priests  as  to  their  obedience  to  the  Pope.  I  prefer 
to  follow  the  simple  instincts  of  an  inherited  faith  rather  than 
the  guidance  of  even  such  an  intellectual  giant  as  Mr. 
Gladstone,  and  thus  I  come  by  the  belief  that  the  Catholic- 
religion  is  better  safe-guarded  under  the  protection  of  the 
Imperial  Parliament  than  it  would  be  under  any  form  of 
Home  Rule  Government  which  Mr.  Gladstone  can  devise. 
I  shall  not  dwell  further  on  the  sectarian  hopes  and  fears 
which  centre  round  the  great  issue  that  brings  us  here.  But 
let  me  point  out  that  our  resistance  to  this  threatened 
destruction  of  the  United  Kingdom  will  become  more  and 
more  powerful  as  we  grasp  the  undoubted,  but  often  forgotten 
truth,  that  whatever  claims  individuals  may  assert  neither 
my  creed  nor  any  other  (-reed  represented  here  to-night 
contains  any  tenets  or  provisions  which  cither  directly  or  by 
implication  can  be  held  to  justify  "clerical  domination  "  or 
'•  religious  ascendency.''  I  have  said  enough  to  show  that 
those  whom  I  have  the  honour  to  represent  are  determined 
in  their  loyalty  to  the  cause — that  they  feel  honoured  by  the 

trust  you  repose  in  your  new  allies — that  they  are  devoted  to 
their  Queen,  and  proud  to  remain  as  Irishmen  an  integral 
nnd  governing  portion  of  the  Hritish  Empire.  So  long  as 
•our  birthright  is  being  offered  for  sale  to  an  English  party, 
:md  the  Empire  which  has  risen  by  union  is  being  hurried 
along  on  a  do\vmvard  course.  \ve  give  notice  to  all  who 
would  tamper  with  our  freedom,  our  fortunes,  and  our  lives, 
that  Ireland  will  continue  to  block  the  way. 

SIR  THOMAS  BUTI.KR,  Hart.,*  said  lie  was  requested  on 
behalf  ot  the  Organising  Committee  to  apologise  to  so  many 
delegates  and  applicants  for  tickets,  at  not  being  able  to 
furnish  them  with  seats.  The  number  of  applicants  for  tickets 
would  have  been  sufficient  to  fill  this  room  three  times  over. 
He  had  also  to  state  on  behalf  of  the  committee  that  up  to 
the  time  of  the  <  hairman  taking  the  chair  they  had  received 
upwards  of  84  telegrams  and  40  letters  of  regret  from  persons 
who  were  unable  to  be  present.  To  read  those  letters  or  to 
Jell  them  Irom  whom  they  came  would  take  too  long.  There 
had  been  handed  to  him  M'nce  he  came  into  this  room  one, 
.and  which  he  would  wish  to  mention.  It  had  been  handed 
to  him  by  a  delegate,  and  it  was  signed  bv  700  names — they 
were  not  bogus  names  either.  This  communication  came 
^rom  a  part  of  the  South  of  Ireland,  and  it  was  desirable  that 
it  should  be  read.  It  was  as  follows  :  — 

We,  the  undersigned ,  on  behalf  of  700  Unionists  of  the  Parish 
of  Youghal,  hereby  express  our  hearty  sympathy  with  the  objects 
of  the  Unionist  Convention  held  in  Ulster,  and  with  that  about 
to  be  held  in  Dublin,  and  we  join  in  protesting  strongly  against 
the  passing  of  any  law  which  would  alter  our  present  position 
as  an  integral  portion  of  the  United  Kingdom. 

(The  letters  of  apology  and  telegrams  of  sympathy 
referred  to  by  Sir  Thomas  Butler  will  be  found  in  the 

*  A  Porir.ut  ol  Sir    Tnoinas  Hi. tier,  Hart.,  will  1  c  four.d  on  Page  10. 


MR.  JOSEPH  TODHUNTER  PIM,  at  the  request  of 
the  chairman,  read  the  Declaration  which  was  after- 
wards submitted  to  the  meeting  for  adoption,  as 
follows  :  — 

We,   Irishmen,  belonging  to  the  three  Southern   Provinces, 

being  of  all  creeds  and  classes,  representing  many  separate 
interests,  and  sharing  a  common  desire  for  the  honour  and 
welfare  of  our  country,  hereby  declare  our  unswerving  allegiance 


to  the  Throne  and  Constitution,  and  our  unalterable  determina- 
tion to  uphold  the  Legiblative  Union  between  Great  Britain  and 

\Ye  protest  against  the  creation  of  a  Parliament  for  Ireland, 
whether  separate  or  subordinate. 

We  protest  against  the  creation  of  an  Irish  Executive, 
dependent  for  iis  existence  upon  the  pleasure  of  an  Irish 

We  do  so  upon  the  following  grounds  :  — 

Because  any  measure  for  the  creation  of  a  separate  Irish 
Parliament,  and  a  separate  Irish  Executive,  would  produce 
most  dangerous  social  confusion,  invohing  a  disastrous  conflict 
of  interests  and  classes,  and  a  serious  risk  of  civil  war. 

Because  such  a  measure  would  endanger  the  commercial 
relations  between  Ireland  and  G -eat  Britain,  and  would  cause 
in  Ireland  widespread  financial  distrust,  followed  by  a  complete 
paralysis  of  enterprise. 

Because  such  a  measure  would  imperil  personal  liberty. 
freedom  of  opinion,  and  the  spirit  of  tolerance  in  Ireland. 

Because  such  a  measure,  instead  of  effecting  a  settlement, 
would  inevitably  pave  the  way  for  further  efforts  towards  the 
complete  separation  of  Ireland  from  Great  Britain. 

Because  no  statutory  limitations  restricting  the  authority  of 
an  Irish  Legislative  Assembly,  or  the  power  of  an  Irish  Executive, 
could  piotect  the  freedom  and  the  rights  of  minorities  in  the 
Provinces  of  Leinster,  Munster,  and  Connaught. 

Because,  while  in  the  divided  state  of  Irish  Society,  no  party 
in  Ireland  can  safely  be  entrusted  with  powers  of  Government 
over  the  other  sections  of  the  community,  such  a  measure  \vould 
hand  over  Ireland  to  the  Government  of  a  party  which  has 
proved  itself  unworthy  of  the  exercise  of  power  by  its  systematic 
defiance  of  the  law.  and  disregard  of  the  elementary  principles 
of  honesty,  liberty,  and  justice. 

Because  the  Imperial  Parliament  is  fully  competent  and 
willing  to  legislate  for  Ireland,  to  maintain  justice  and  equality, 
and  to  promote,  by  '.vise  enactments,  the  welfare  of  our  country. 


Finally,  regarding  the  question  from  a  wider  point  of  view 
than  that  which  concerns  alone  the  internal  government  of 
Ireland,  highly  prizing  as  we  do  the  advantages  we  derive  from 
our  present  Imperial  position,  and  being  justly  proud  of  the 

F,-oin  <l  PhotoijfapJi']  />';/  Ln{,,\;<-it<,  l>nl,li,i. 

HIS    UHACE    TI1K    DfKK    OF    I.K1SSTE .!. 

place  which  Irishmen  have  long  held  amongst  those  to  whom 
the  Empire  owes  its  prosperity  and  fame,  having  been  faithful 
in  our  allegiance  to  our  Sovereign,  upholders  of  the  Constitution 
and  observers  of  the  law,  we  protest  against  any  charge  that 



will  deprive  us  of  our  Constitutional  birthright,  by  which  we 
stand  on  equal  ground  with  Englishmen  and  Scotchmen,  as 
subjects  of  our  beloved  Queen  and  as  citizens  of  the  British 

At  the  conclusion  of  the  reading  of  the  Declaration 
there  \vas  loud  and  prolonged  cheering. 

His  GRACE  THE  DUKE  OF  LKIN.STER  said  — My  lords, ladies, 
and  gentlemen,  the  enthusiastic  way  in  which  the  reading  of  the 
declaration  has  heen  received  persuade  me  that  an)-  words  of 
mine  will  not  add  anything  to  the  importance  of  the  declar- 
ation. That  declaration  was  drawn  up  at  a  preliminary 
meeting,  as  you  are  aware,  and  was  very  carefully  studied. 
Agreeing  so  entirely  as  I  do  with  every  word  in  that 
declaration  I  feel  that  every  person  present  will  agree  with  it 
also.  Personally  taking  little  part  or  pleasure  in  politics,  I 
still  feel  that  every  individual  has  a  right  to  speak  out 
strongly  in  the  Unionist  eausj  at  the  present  crisis.  On  an 
occasion  of  the  kind  such  a  meeting  as  this  must  do  good. 
This  must  be  my  only  excuse  for  speaking  to-night.  This 
i-.  an  occasion  on  which  we  must  say  what  we  mean,  and 
\ve  mean  to  stand  by  our  principles.  1  beg  to  move  the 
following  resolution  : — 

"  That  this  Convention  hereby  adopts  the  Declaration  now 
read,  and  earnestly  appeals  to  the  Electors  of  the  United 
Kingdom  to  give  effect  to  its  objects  and  policy  by  supporting 
with  their  votes  the  maintenance  of  the  Legislative  Union  in  its 
integrity,  and  the  preservation  to  the  people  of  Ireland  of 
equality  of  rights  and  privileges  with  the  people  of  England  and 
of  Scotland  as  fellow-citizens  of  the  United  Kingdom." 

MR.  J.  C.  COI.VII.L,  Chairman  of  the  (ireat  Southern 
and  Western  Railway,  Director  of  the  (Ireat  Northern 
Railway,  Director  of  the  Hank  of  Ireland,  <S:c.,  said 
— My  Lord  l-'ingall,  I  have  much  pleasure  in  second- 
ing the  resolution  which  has  been  so  well  proposed 
for  the  consideration  of  the  Convention  bv  his  Grace 

the  Duke  of  Leinstcr,  that  it  should  adopt  the  protest 
and  declaration  which  \ve  have  just  heard  read.  The 
declaration  is  but  a  reiteration  of  principles  and  opinions 
which  were  adopted  by  the  Unionists  assembled  with 

7-Vom  a   rhotn.i:;,,,!,  '   /{,/  ( '/mm r'lor,    nuMul. 

acclamation  on  t\vo  recent  memorable  occasions  in  this 
hall — I  allude,  first,  to  the  enthusiastic  reception  given  to 
the  Marquis  of  Harrington  (now  Duke  of  Devonshire)  and 
Mr.  Goschen.  on  their  visit  to  Dublin  in  1887,  and  to  the 
not  less  enthusiastic  ovation  given  to  our  then  Chief  Secretary, 


Mr.  Balfour,  on  the  occasion  of  the  banquet  in  1889, 
given  in  recognition  of  his  distinguished  and  successful 
government.  The  crisis  of  an  impending  general  election 
makes  it  desirable  that  we  should  again  assemble  here,  and 
with  the  delegates  from  the  Southern  Provinces  re-dec!are 
and  re-seal  our  opinions  upon  the  subject  of  Home  Rule. 
I  shall  leave  it  in  the  hands  of  more  capable  and  more 
experienced  speakers  to  address  you  on  the  general  bearings 
of  this  measure,  which  are  many  and  vital  :  but  as  one  now 
for  many  years  connected  with  the  trade  and  commerce  of 
Ireland,  directly  on  my  own  ace  mnt,  and  indirectly  through 
the  management  of  some  of  our  leading  banking  and  railway 
enterprise-.  I  may  perhaps  be  permitted  to  express  mv 
opinion  on  the  commercial  aspect  of  the  (juestion.  I  think 
no  one  will  dispute  that  mutual  confidence  and  g  'odwill 
is  the  very  life  of  trade  and  the  miinspring  of  enterprise, 
and  thai  whatever  interrupts  or  threatens  the  continuance 
of  these  feelings  at  once  brings  its  own  punishment  in 
depression  and  loss.  The  trade  of  Ireland  is  mainly  with 
England  and  Scotland  Oar  steamships  and  railways  are 
chiefly  supported  by  the  traffic  to  and  fro,  and  the  market-, 
of  Great  Britain  are  the  best  for  us.  both  as  to  exports  and 
imports.  Now,  when  we  consider  the  sentiments  openlv 
and  continuously  avowed  by  the  promoters  of  Home  Rule 
in  Ireland,  of  hostilitv  to  England,  and  desire  for  separation 
and  independence,  is  not  mutual  confidence  in  danger,  and 
financial  distrust  and  paralysis  of  enterprise  imminent  ?  So 
long  as  these  opinions  were  confined  to  the  In^h  political 
agitator  they  were  not  much  valued  :  but  when  at  the  dose 
of  1885  Mr.  Gladstone  declared  his  adoption  of  live  Home 
Rule  policy,  and  in  April  1886.  introduced  his  bill,  a  great 
decline,  almost  amounting  to  panic,  to  >k  place  i:i  the  value 
of  all  Irish  securities  :  and  when  his  bill  was  thrown  out 
in  the  following  June  a  reaction  at  once  set  in  prices 
returning  to  their  normal  values;  public  opinion  thus 

showing  in  the  most  unmistakcable  manner  what  might  be 
•expected  from  the  establishment  of  any  separate  legislature 
in  Ireland.  We  cannot  overlook  how  our  would  be  future 
legislators  have  in  recent  years  carried  out  their  ideas  of 
mutual  confidence  and  goadu-ill  in  trade  towards  one  another. 
Tne  history  of  New  Tipperary  can  never  be  forgotten.  I 
shall  not  further  encroach  on  the  time:  allotted  to  other 
speakers  ;  but  I  trust  the  Unionists,  both  North  and  South, 
will  be  ever  found  standing  together  for  the  maintenance 
of  our  constitutional  birthright  as  citi/ens  of  the  British 

The  Right  Hon.  DAVID  PLUXKKT,  M.P.,  First  Commis- 
sioner of  Works,  said — My  Lord  Fingall,  ladies,  my  lords 
and  gentlemen,  I  beg  to  thank  you  most  sincerely  for  the 
great  favour  which  you  have  conferred  upon  me  in  asking 
me  to  take  part  in  the  glorious  gathering  of  to-night,  and 
also  for  the  very  warm  welcome  which  you  have  given  to 
me  personally.  I  think  you  have  done  so  not  only  because 
I  happen  to  be  a  member  of  that  Government  which  is  led 
in  the  Upper  Mouse  by  Lord  Salisbury,  and  in  the  Lower 
by  Mr.  Balfour. 

[Mr.  Plunkct  was  here  interrupted  by  the  entrance 
of  the  Deputation  from  the  Ulster  Convention,  con- 
sisting of  the  Lord  Mayor  ol  Belfast,  Mr.  H.  dc 
Fellenbcrg  Montgomery,  D.L.  ;  Mr.  Adam  D tiffin, 
and  Mr.  \V.  F.  Doulaghan.  The  Delegates,  upon  the 
entrance  of  the  Deputation,  rose  to  their  feet  and 
greeted  them  with  loud  and  prolonged  cheering, 
renewed  again  and  again.] 

The  Right  Hon.  Mr.  Plunket,  resuming,  said — Gentlemen, 
when  that  most  agreeable  and  welcome  interruption  occurred, 
which  really  strikes  the  keynote  of  all  our  proceedings  here 
to-night,  I  was  venturing  to  thank  you  for  the  reception 
which  vou  have  given  me,  and  I  said  that  1  knew  it  was  not 


only  because  I  \va>  a  member  of  tliat  (Government,  to  the 
name  of  whose  leader  you  liave  given  such  a  hearty  recep- 
tion, nor  even  because  I  have  the  honour  to  represent  in 
the  Imperial  House  of  Commons  that  ancient  University 
which  no  Irishman  (of  whatever  party  or  creed)  can  help, 
looking  back  to  with  respect  and  affection;  but  I  think  you 
have  invited  me  to  speak  to  you  to-night  because  now,  for 
the  three-and-twenty  years  that  I  have  been  in  Parliament. 
I  have  endeavoured  to  the  best  of  my  ability  to  maintain 
the  great  cause  in  support  of  which  we  are  assembled  here 
to-night.  Certainly  never  within  those  twenty-three  eventful 
years  have  I  seen — never,  I  believe,  in  the  memory  of 
any  living  man  has  there  been  assembled  —  so  vast,  so 
representative  a  meeting  ot  the  loyal  men  of  the  three 
Southern  Provinces  of  Ireland.  I  congratulate  you  heartily 
upon  the  splendid  success  of  this  Convention,  and  cer- 
tainly never  before  has  there  been  so  urgent  a  cause  for 
the  summoning  of  such  an  assembly,  for  this  is  the  critical 
moment  at  which  we  know  that  issues  touching  the  most 
vital  parts  of  the  Constitution — issues  deeplv  and  immediately 
affecting  the  safety  of  our  property,  our  liberties,  and  it  may 
be  our  lives,  are  about  to  be  submitted  to  the  electorate  of 
the  Three  Kingdoms.  Gentlemen,  I  am  glad  to  be  able  to 
assure  you,  coming  as  I  do.  direct  from  headquarters,  that  every 
hour,  as  the  great  day  of  struggle  approaches,  the  prospect^ 
of  the  Unionist  cause  grow  brighter,  and  the  confident 
bragging  of  our  opponents  sounds  fainter  and  more  hollow. 
Hut,  however  hopeful  we  may  ourselves  feel  as  to  the  issue, 
it  would  be  madness  to  risk  such  tremendous  interests  as  are 
now  at  stake  upon  a  confident  forecast  of  an  event  so 
uncertain  as  must  at  the  best  be  the  chances  of  a  general 
election  in  these  days  of  vast  and  swaying  democratic  con- 
stituencies. I  say,  therefore,  that  in  such  circumstances  it 
is  a  serious  and  a  pressing  necessity  that  we  should,  by  thiN 
great  representative  Convention,  place  upon  record,  and 


urge  by  all  means  in  our  power  upon  our  fellow-subjects 
throughout  the  Three  Kingdoms,  our  solemn  protest  against 
a  policy  which  we  who  live  in  Ireland,  and  who  will  be  the 
first  to  suffer,  know  must  not  only  be  ruinous  to  ourselves, 
the  minority  it  may  be  at  this  moment  of  the  Irish  people, 

THK    lUiiHT    H0.\. 

From  a  Photograph] 

IAV1U    ri.l.NKKT,    .M.I'. 

but  also  fatal  to  the  true  and  abiding  interests  of  our  common 
country.  Ulster  has  spoken  ;  she  has  spoken  in  language  of 
serious  and  measured  moderation,  which  has  dashed  the 
hopes  of  those  assailants  who  evidently  expected  that  some 


words  might  be  uttered,  some  deeds  might  he  done,  on 
which  they  could  sei/e,  in  order  to  represent  her  action  as 
dictated  by  passion  or  by  bigotry.  Those  hopes  have  been 
totally  disappointed.  But  Ulster  has  spoken  also  with  a 
'firmness  and  clearness  of  purpose  which  cannot  be  gainsaid 
or  ignored,  and  I  doubt  not  that  short  as  is  the  time 
between  that  great  pronouncement  an:l  the  general  election, 
the  lesson  will  sink  rapidly  and  deeply  into  the  minds  of 
men  of  all  parties  throughout  the  Three  Kingdoms ;  so  that 
many  voters  who  bjfore  may  have  been  apathetic  or 
doubtful  will  hesita'e  no  longer,  but  will  decide  that  thev 
\vill  never  hand  over  the  great  and  prosperous  and  loyal 
province  to  a  domination  to  which,  with  a  sincerity  which  can- 
not be  questioned,  she  has  declared  that  she  never  will  submit. 
But  the  men  of  Ulster  have  done  more  ;  they  have  faiihfullv 
remembered  their  brethren,  the  Unionists  of  the  South  and 
East  and  West  of  the  island,  and  they  have  held  out  the 
right  hand  of  encouragement  to  us  who  are  less  fortunate 
and  less  capable  of  self-protection  than  they  are.  That 
strong  and  true  right  hand  we  clasp  to-night  in  friendship 
and  in  gratitude;  and  while  we  cannot  attempt  to  rival  the 
greatness  and  splendour  of  their  mighty  assemblage,  with  all 
our  hearts  we  join  with  them  in  the  solemn  and  majestic 
protest  they  have  made.  But  are  there  not  many  reasons 
besides  why,  even  if  Ulster  had  not  led  the  way,  it  is  well 
that  we  should  hold  this  Convention  ?  Not  only  are  the 
dangers  which  would  befall  us  (if  the  policy  of  Home  Rule 
be  ever  carried  into  effect)  more  immediate  and  pressing — 
not  only  are  we  less  able  to  protect  ourselves  from  these 
dangers — but  theiv  is  also  this  further  reason,  that  except  bv 
such  a  representative  meeting  as  this  the  Unionists  uf  the 
South  and  West  have  no  other  means  of  making  their  feelings 
and  their  fears — nay  of  making  their  existence — known  to 
our  fellow-subjects  in  Great  Britain.  It  is  a  strange  outcome 
of  the  present  system  of  the  Parliamentary  representation  of 


Ireland  that,  save  through  the  members  for  the  University  of 
Dublin,  the  Unionists  of  Ireland  (counting  as  they  do,  by 
hundreds  of  thousands)  have  no  representative  for  any  con- 
stituency outs'de  of  Ulster  to  speak  for  them  at  the  present 
moment  in  the  House  of  Commons.  I  say  at  the  present 
moment,  for  I  trust  that  within  the  next  few  days  the  County 
and  the  City  of  Dublin,  at  all  events,  will,  so  far  as  in  them  iie>. 
do  something  to  redress  this  injustice;  indeed,  I  am  sure  of  it, 
if  only  the  Unionist  voters  in  those  constituencies  will  realise 
the  surpassing  importance  of  the  struggle,  and  at  whatever  cost 
of  the  convenience  or  interests  of  the  moment,  carry  through 
to  the  end  of  the  contest  the  splendid  energy  and  zeal  of  this 
meeting.  But  up  to  the  present  moment  in  the  Parliament 
which  is  dying  I  say  the  Unionists  of  the  three  Southern 
Provinces  have  had  no  representative  in  the  House  of 
Commons.  The  number  of  Irish  Protestants  outside  of 
Ulster  was.  I  believe,  calculated  under  the  last  Census  at 
between  300,000  and  400,000.  These  Protestants  are.  as 
we  know,  almost  to  a  man  Unionists.  There  are,  besides 
multitudes  of  Catholics — and  their  number  is  steadily 
increasing — who  are  absolutely  devoted  to  the  maintenance 
of  the  integrity  of  the  Imperial  Parliament.  But  thinly 
scattered  amongst  overwhelming  masses  of  their  political 
opponents,  they  could  not  make  their  influence  felt  at  the 
polling  booths  ;  they  could  not  make  their  voices  heard  in 
the  House  of  Commons.  Therefore.  I  say  it  was  essential 
that  this  Convention  should  be  summoned.  And  how  is  this 
great  meeting  composed  ?  The  thousands  of  earnest  men 
whom  I  am  now  addressing  are  the  delegates  regular!  v  chosen 
at  open  meetings  from  all  the  Parliamentary  constituencies, 
sent  here  to  represent  the  hundreds  of  thousands  of  Unionists 
who  are  dwellers  throughout  the  three  Southern  Provinces. 
They  are  sent  here  to  speak  for  loyal  men  of  every  <  reed  an  3 
class  of  Irishmen,  from  the  highest  to  the  lowest.  You  will 
be  addressed  to-night  bv  countrv  gentlemen,  bv  tenant- 

farmers,  by  the  leaders  of  the  learned  profession,  by  the 
representatives  of  trade  and  commerce  in  all  their 
branches,  the  leaders  of  enterprise  and  progress — the  men 
who  have  given  to  our  southern  enterprise  whatever  success- 
it  has  achieved.  1  say  these  delegates  to-night  represent 
300.000  Protestants  \vho  d\vell  outside  of  Ulster,  and 
multitudes  of  Catholics.  Let  no  man  dare  to  say  that  this 
meeting  is  gathered  in  any  spirit  of  sectarian  animosity.  Your 
presence,  my  lord,  in  the  chair  to-night  must  by  itself  forbid 
such  an  imputation.  The  name  of  the  ancient  house  of 
Fingall  lias  been  for  centuries  an  ornament  to  the  Catholic 
community  in  Ireland,  and  I  am  proud  to  remember  that 
your  and  my  ancestors  were  foremost,  side  by  side,  amongst 
the  men  who.  in  the  earlier  years  of  this  century,  struggled 
for  and  achieved  the  great  measure  for  the  enfranchisement  of 
the  Catholics  of  Ireland.  Yes,  and  many  others  of  your 
faith  are  here,  and  some  of  them  will  no  doubt  address  this 
meeting.  Catholics  who  do  not  recognise  in  the  violent 

o  o 

appeals  of  clerical  agitators  the  true  teachings  of  their  religion, 
and  who  believe  that  the  bast  interests  and  the  freedom  of 
their  Church  are  more  secure  in  the  keeping  of  the  Imperial 
Assembly  than  they  would  be  under  any  separate  legislature 
which  might  bs  set  up  in  this  country.  Therefore,  Catholic^ 
and  Protestants  of  every  denomination,  we  stand  here  to- 
night, shoulder  to  shoulder  as  loval  Irishmen,  to  maintain 
unbroken  and  undiminished  the  po\ver  and  the  greatness  of 
the  united  Parliament  of  (Ireat  Britain  and  Ireland.  M\ 
lord,  I  shall  not  attempt  in  the  brief  space  which  I  can  claim 
of  your  time  even  to  refer  to  all  the  many  strong  and 
cogent  reasons  set  forth  in  this  protest  and  declaration. 
Many  of  them  have  been  already  ably  supported,  and  1  know 
that  other  speakers  will  follow  me  specially  qualified  Im- 
personal knowledge  and  experience  to  deal  with  them.  But 
there  is  one  broad  question  which  is  sometimes  ail  dressed  to 
us  bv  men  in  England  and  elsewhere  who  do  not  know  the 


real  state  of  affairs  and  the  present  conditions  of  life  in 
Ireland.  They  ask  us  what  is  the  practical  reason  for  the 
dread  with  which  so  many  men  of  education  and  experience 
belonging  to  all  classes  and  creeds,  raid  differing  on  most 
other  political  matters,  shrink  back  in  alarm  from  the  mere 
proposal  to  establish  a  separate  Parliament  and  a 
separate  Executive  in  Ireland.  They  cannot  understand 
why  it  was  that  when,  six  years  ago,  the  Home  Rule 
measure  was  brought  forward — with  ample  professions 
of  an  intention  to  safeguard  in  the  new  scheme  all  interests 
— why  it  wa;  that  instantly  capital  started  aside  like  a 
frightened  horse  ;  that  all  Irish  stocks  and  securities  fell, 
that  men  of  business  were  preparing  to  take  away  as  quickly 
as  they  could,  and  at  any  cost  and  sacrifice,  whatever  property 
they  could  carry  off  from  their  own  country  ;  and  they  ask 
us,  with  a  sneer  at  an  implied  want  of  courage  and  patriotism 
on  our  part,  why  we  so  distrust  those  of  our  fellow-country- 
men who  might  be  expected  to  form  a  majority  in,  and  to 
control  a  modern  Irish  Parliament  ?  They  seem  to  say- 
Have  you  really  so  bad  an  opinion  of  the  original  nature  of 
Irishmen  that  they  cannot  be  trusted  to  govern  themselves? 
No,  my  lord,  I  have  not  that  opinion  of  the  original 
character  and  nature  of  my  fellow-countrymen.  But  I  do 
say  that  the  course  of  events  in  the  history  of  Ireland  in 
by-gone  time,  and  the  course  of  events  even  in  oar  own 
time,  have  set  up  in  Ireland  such  a  condition  of  society, 
have  created  such  unfortunate  reciprocal  relation?  between 
the  various  classes  and  interests  which  go  to  make  up  the 
nation,  as  to  render  the  Irish  people  of  the  present  day 
the  least  suited,  the  least  qualified,  for  the  sober  and  safe 
exercise  of  the  uncontrolled  powers  of  a  separate  Parliament. 
Let  me  not  be  misunderstood.  I  am  myself  an  Irishman  — 
Irish  to  the  backbone — and  proud  that  1  am.  1  never  said 
—I  could  not  say — either  in  public  or  private— one  word 
against  the  character  of  my  fellow-countrymen.  1  know  well 

t'le  many  generous  and  noble  qualities  of  the  race — its 
valour,  its  brilliant  abilities,  and  the  other  fascinating  and 
delightful  traits  of  its  character.  But  consider  for  a  moment 
what  are  the  present  conditions  of  Irish  society  with 
which  an  Irish  Parliamjnt  would  have  to  deal — a  poor 
country — I  am  speaking  now  mainly  of  Ireland  outside  of 
Ulster-  poor,  that  is,  as  compared  with  its  richer  neighbours 
and  competitors;  an  upper  class — whether  of  landowners  or 
merchants — small,  comparatively  in  numbers,  never  wealthy, 
and  latelv  almost  ruined  ;  yet  retaining  enough  of  property 
to  make  it  still  an  object  of  envy  to  the  less  fortunate,  an 
easy  pre\  for  the  agitator  to  point  to  and  mirk  down  for 
plunder  ;  and  between  the  vast  misses  below  and  the  few  m^n 
of  means  above,  an  almost  toM.1  absence  of  great  middle 
class,  which  in  England  and  other  more  favoured  countries 
gives  strength  to  the  social  fabric,  gives  ballast  to  the  ship  of 
State,  and  forms  the  true  and  sure  'oasis  and  support  of 
self-government  against  the  abuse  of  democratic  power.  It 

O  O  i 

is  useless  now  to  enter  into  the  historic  causes  of  these 
unfortunate  social  conditions.  They  are  with  us  to-day  and 
we  must  count  with  them.  Steadily,  if  slowly,  these  evils  are 
being  lessened  under  a  better  and  wiser  system  of  govern- 
ment :  yet  it  must  take  years  before  this  baneful  legacy  of 
former  times  will  disappear.  But  the  sad  events  of  our 
earlier  history  have  worked  more  and  deadlier  mischief: 
they  have  infused  into  this  unbalanced  society  the  prejudices 
and  the  passions  of  old  religious  hatreds,  not  yet  wholly 
subdued,  and  ever  ready  to  burst  forth  again  in  frenzy — aye, 
and  old  traditions  of  conquest  and  defeat  and  the  lessons  of 
race  hatred  and  retaliation,  lessons,  alas  !  as  we  have  see."  in 
our  own  time,  too  often  taught  witli  fatal  skill  and  burning 
elo  [tience  to  men  whose  fierv  natures  can  easily  be  influence.! 
by  such  appeals.  These  are  the  overwhelming  influences, 
at  least  in  the  three  southern  provinces,  in  the  constituencies 
bv  which  the  Home  Rule  Parliament  must  be  elected  ;  and 


everyone  who  hears  me  knows  that  I  have  not  in  the  least 
over-coloured  the  picture.  What  chance  have  any  counsels 
of  moderation  or  of  educated  political  thought,  any  settled 
respect  for  law,  of  finding  their  way  into  the  representative 
assembly  ?  Am  I  not  entitled  to  ask  our  English  critics 
would  they  like  to  have  all  their  dearest  interests  handed  over 
to  the  wild  will  of  such  a  passionate  untrained  electorate  as 
this  ?  And  if  this  be  the  kind  of  constituencies  by  which  a 
Home  Rule  Parliament  must  be  returned,  who  and  what 
manner  of  men  are  those  who  would  inevitably  be  its  leaders 
and  its  rulers,  who  would  certainly  form  the  "  separate 
executive "  which  has  been  promised  ?  They  would 
undoubtedly  be  the  same  m.-n  who  are  now  chosen  (and 
naturally)  by  these  constituencies.  I  do  nor  deny  the 
elo  mence  and  the  ability  which  sonu  of  them  often  display, 
and  sometimes  use  with  advantage  in  the  calmer  atmosphere 
and  under  the  authority  of  the  Imperial  Parliament.  But 
what  has  been  the  record  of  their  policy  and  of  their  action, 
at  times  even  within  the  walls  of  the  British  House  of 
Common-,  and  always  when  they  had  found  themselves 
released  from  the  controlling  iniluence  of  the  English 
common-sense  and  the  Scorch  prudence  of  their  fellow- 
members  ?  I  need  not  describe  that  policy  and  that 
a  'lion  in  any  words  of  mine.  It  is  enough  for  me  to 
state  what  is  a  matter  of  history,  that  their  policy,  the'r 
action,  their  methods  have  been  again  and  again 
condemned  and  denounced  by  the  highest  tribunal^ 
that  could  pass  judgment  upon  them.  Their  policy 
has  been  denounced  as  a  policy  of  dishonesty  and  injustice, 
and  their  public  acts  have  been  condemned  as  leading 
directly  to  public  plunder  and  the  cruel  oppression  of 
innocent  men,  and  that  denunciation  and  condemnation 
have  proceeded  from  the  highest  authorities  of  all  churches. 
Catholic  and  Protestant,  from  the  highest  judges  borh  in 
this  country  and  in  England ;  aye.  and  by  no  others  have 

they  been  so  bitterly  and  solemnly  condemned  and  denounced 
.as  by  the  same  statesmen  \vho  now  propose  to  hand  over 
to  these  very  men  the  fortunes  and  the  liberties  of  all  the 
loval  subjects  of  the  Oueen  in  Ireland.  I  am  addressing 
many  here  to-night  who  have  had  terrible  experience  not  many 
years  ago  of  how  these  men  used  their  authority  when  they 
did  to  a  great  extent  exercise  an  executive  power,  when,  as  they 
boasted,  the  law  of  the  League  had  superseded  the  law  of  the 
land.  Hearing  in  mind  those  awful  times,  which  are  branded 
into  the  memory  and  conscience  of  all  who  lived  through 
them,  1  ask  any  fair-minded  man  to  ans\ver  what,  in  such  a 
Parliament  as  I  have  described,  under  such  an  executive  as 
that  Parliament  must  surely  provide — what  chance  of  safety 
would  there  be  for  the  property,  for  the  liberty,  even  for  the 
lives  of  a  scattered  minority  ?  Of  what  avail  would  it  bj  in 
such  an  assembly  to  appeal  for  moderation,  to  plead  for 
justice,  or  for  mercy?  It  is  all  very  well  for  Mr.  (Gladstone 
when  he  desires  to  reconcile  the  English  people  to  his  great 
surrender,  to  lecture  them  in  elo.jueut  periods  ho\v  they  must 
now  wipe  out  the  wrongs  of  centuries,  committed  bv  England 
against  Ireland,  by  handing  over  the  destinies  of  our 
Country  to  such  a  Parliamjnt  and  such  an  executive  as  I 
have  described.  We.  on  the  other  hand,  would  dr.r.v  a 
different  lesson  from  the  past,  and  we  appeal  to  our  fellow- 
subjects  in  England  and  Scotland,  in  whose  justice  and 
honour  we  have  full  confidence.  We  appeal  to  them  not 
<>:ilv  for  own  protection,  but  in  the  true  interests  of  all  the 
Irish  people;  and  we  ask  them,  are  they  prepared  to  shake 
off  their  responsibility  —  for  it  was  under  the  supremacy  of 
their  C.overnment  that  in  former  times  these  unhappy  social 
and  political  conditions  were  produced  —  I  ask  them,  are  they 
prepared,  in  order  to  get  rid  of  the  unpleasantness  of  facing 
and  dealing  with  such  difficulties,  to  hand  over  the  interests 
of  their  loyal  Irish  fellow-subjects  to  immediate  destruction, 
and  the  interests  of  all  classes  of  Irishmen  to  ultimate  and 


speedy  ruin?  These,  my  lord,  are  some  of  the  reasons — 
and  if  they  stood  alone  they  would  be  reasons  strong  and 
sufficient — why  I  heartily  support  that  most  true  and  weighty 
paragraph  of  our  protest  which  declares  that  "while  in  the 
divided  state  of  Irish  society  no  party  in  Ireland  can  safely 
be  entrusted  with  powers  of  government  over  other  sections 
of  the  community,  such  a  measure  would  hand  over  the 
rountry  to  the  government  of  a  party  which  has  proved 
itself  unworthy  of  the  exercise  of  power  by  its  systematic 
defiance  of  the  law  and  disregard  for  the  elementary  principles 
of  honesty,  liberty,  and  justice.''  And  now  let  us  turn  for  one 
moment  to  the  alternative  policy  which  is  set  forth  in  the  next 
paragraph  of  our  resolution,  which  states  that  the  Imperial 
Parliament  is  fully  competent  to  maintain  justice  and  equality, 
and  to  promote  by  wise  enactments  the  welfare  of  the  country. 
It  is  not,  I  think,  necessary  to  argue  long  in  support  of 
that  proposition  ;  it  is  enough  to  recal  what  the  Imperial 
Parliament  has  actually  been  able  to  accomplish  in  the  short 
space  of  the  last  six  years.  Cast  your  eyes  backwards,  and  try 
tobehold  again  what  was  the  condition  of  Ireland  as  you  saw  it 
at  the  commencement  of  that  period-  What  was  the  state  of 
social  chaos  into  which  the  country  had  been  allowed  to  lapse? 
The  outrages,  the  boycotting,  the  open  defiance  in  many- 
parts  of  Ireland  of  the  authority  of  the  Government  :  the 
seeming  helplessness  of  the  law  to  protect  the  personal 
liberty  of  any  man  who  had  made  himself  obnoxious  to  the 
leaders  of  the  League.  Remembering  these  things,  does  not 
the  change  seem  magical  which  has  been  wrought  in  the 
space  of  only  six  years  by  the  firm  and  fearless  action  of  the 
Imperial  Parliament  ?  The  number  of  agrarian  outrages  has 
fallen  from  more  than  in  1886  to  less  than  half  that 
total  in  1891.  The  number  of  boycotted  persons  stood  at  the 
terrible  aggregate  of  nearly  5.000  in  1887,  but  that  most  cruel 
of  all  forms  of  oppression  has  been  banished.  On  the  3ist 
of  last  March  not  one  person  was  boycotted  throughout  the 


whole  country,  while  in  the  same  period  the  number  of 
evictions  in  each  year  has  decreased  by  one-third.  Viewing 
this  happy  and  blessed  change  in  the  state  of  society,  let  me 
furtlier  ask,  at  what  cost  of  punishment  to  the  malefactors  has 
the  authority  of  the  law  been  restored  and  the  liberty  of  the 
individual  vindicated  ?  Four  years  ago  it  was  found  necessary 
to  proclaim  nineteen  Irish  Counties  under  the  summary 
jurisdiction  clauses  of  the  Act  of  1887.  These  proclamations 
have  since  been  removed,  as  their  existence  became  no 
longer  necessary,  and  there  is  now  onlv  one  County  (Clare) 
proclaimed  in  that  respect,  while  a>  to  actual  punishment 
inflicted  I  heard  my  colleague  (the  Attorney-general)  state 
last  week  in  the  House  of  Commons  that  four  is  now  the  total 
number  of  persons  imprisoned  under  what  we  were  told  was 
the  most  cruel  act  of  coercion  ever  imposed  on  any  people  ! — 
'•  coercion,'' as  it  was  ridiculously  called,  "  for  ever  and  ever." 
My  lord,  it  was  the  open  boast  of  the  Nationalist  partv  th.;t  in 
order  to  enforce  the  necessity  of  the  surrender  to  their  demand 
of  a  separate  Parliament  for  Ireland,  they  would  make 
the  Government  of  this  country  by  the  imperial  Parliament 
impossible.  This  complete  re-establishment  of  order — this 
triumph  of  the  law — is  the  answer  that  can  now  be  given. 
But  we  say  further  that  the  Imperial  Parliament  is  able  to 
secure,  not  onlv  the  personal  liberty,  but  also  the  material 
prosperity  of  our  people  :  we  have  seen  that  a>  disorder  was 
defeated,  as  lawlessness  was  put  down,  prosperity  has  returned, 
and  has  grown  day  by  day:  and,  tried  by  that  unfailing 
Us'.,  the  confidence  of  the  money  market,  we  see  Ireland 
has  advanced  and  is  advancing  in  the  material  well-being  of 
all  classes  of  the  people.  But  the  Imperial  Parliament  has 
in  those  six  years  done  more.  Great  measures  have  been 
passed,  greater  in  number,  greater  in  magnitude,  than  have 
ever  before  been  attempted  bv  any  former  Government  for 
the  permanent  prosperity,  the  social  regeneration,  the  abiding 
happiness  of  all  classes  and  creeds  of  our  countrymen — aye. 


and  especially  for  alleviating  the  perennial  poverty  and 
mitigating  the  ever-recurring  distress  of  the  poorest  and 
most  afflicted  parts  of  the  island.  Gentlemen,  I  know  that 
as  I  speak  of  these  great  legislative  achievements,  which  had 
often  to  be  carried  through  in  the  teeth  of  relentless 
opposition  in  the  House  of  Commons — as  I  recall  the 
wonderful  improvement  which  you,  coming  from  all  parts  of 
the  southern  provinces,  have  seen  worked  out.  under  your 
own  daily  observation,  in  the  happiness  and  contentment  of 
the  people  amongst  whom  you  live,  I  know  that  there  is  a 
name  that  rises  in  your  minds  and  to  your  lips— a  name 
that  I  daresay  is  whispered  to-day  with  thankfulness  and 
hope  in  many  a  poor  peasant's  cottage,  in  many  a  poor 
fisherman's  hut,  on  the  inhospitable,  rocky  coast  by  the 
wild  waves  of  the  Atlantic — a  name  that  certainly  shall  never 
hereafter  be  spoken  in  any  assembly  of  loyal  Irishmen  with- 
out calling  forth  feelings  of  the  most  profound  admiration,  of 
the  warmest  gratitude — need  I  utter  the  name  of  .Mr.  Balfour  ? 
But  amongst  the  other  many  and  signal  services  which 
Mr.  Balfour  has  rendered  to  the  State  none  other,  I  think, 
will  be  of  more  abiding  value  than  the  proof  which,  by  his 
firm  and  fearless  administration,  he  has  given,  that  Ireland 
can  be  governed  under  the  Impjrial  Parliament  in  peace 
and  freedom  and  happiness. 

supporting  the  resolution,  said — In  criticising  the  Ulster 
Convention  Mr.  Morley  made  a  singularly  academic 
remark ;  not  one  new  argument,  he  said,  was  advanced 
against  Home  Rule.  The  men  of  Ulster  did  not  assemble 
to  enter  on  a  discussion.  Thev  gathered  together  to 
declare  their  convictions,  and  to  formulate  their  deter- 
mination as  to  a  line  of  action.  If  they  advanced  no  new 
arguments  in  words,  they  constituted  in  their  own  persons 


an  argument  formidable  enough,  I  believe,  to  shatter  into 
fragments  any  scheme  of  Home  Rule.  Each  of  these 
t\velve  thousand  delegates  was  a  living  argument,  the 
logic  of  which  will  prove  in  the  end  irresistible.  In  like 
manner  we,  representatives  of  the  southern  provinces, 
four  thousand  chosen  delegates,  with  tens  of  thousands  at. 
our  backs,  meet  this  evening,  not  so  much  to  rehandle  the 
Home  Rule  question  in  words  as  to  declare  that,  having 
considered  it  during  a  course  of  years,  our  hostility  to  any 
Home  Rule  Parliament  and  any  Home  Rule  executive  is  and 
will  be  undying.  Six  years  have  intensified  our  hatred  to 
the  very  name  of  Home  Rule,  and  our  energies,  no  less  than 
those  of  the  men  of  Ulster,  will  be  devoted  to  resist  it,  to 
subvert  it,  to  destroy  it.  This,  after  \ve  have  considered  all 
the  issues,  is  our  serious  and  solemn  resolve.  We  prove  this 
evening  that  if  there  be  the  Ulster  difficulty,  there  is  the 
Ulster  difficulty  and  something  more.  If  we  are  rogues  and 
fools,  we  are  at  least,  through  our  numbers,  rogues  and  fools 
who  must  be  reckoned  with.  We  are  rogues  and  fools  who 
have  built  up  much  of  the  industrial  prosperity  of  Ireland  ; 
rogues  and  fools  who  have  been  workers  in  the  world  of 
intellect  ;  rogues  and  fools  to  whom  religion  in  Ireland  has 

O  O 

been  and  is  a  serious  concern.  We  are  rogues  and  fools 
who  have  been  loyal  to  the  Constitution,  obedient  to  the 
laws,  friends  and  lovers  of  England,  and.  I  will  add,  not 
the  least  faithful  friends  and  lovers  of  this  island  of  our 
birth.  We  seek  for  no  ascendency  :  but  we  cannot  be 
satisfied  with  subjection  to  those  who  have  been  proved 
disloyal  conspirators,  breakers  of  the  law,  and  enemies  to 
the  empire.  To  our  fellow-electors  in  England  we  say, 
"  You  must  act  upon  the  evidence  before  you  ;  "  but  as  a 
portion  of  the  evidence,  here  is  a  great  bodv  of  opinion 
outside  Ulster  to  add  to  the  body  of  opinion  presented 
already  by  the  North.  The  task  of  establishing  Home 
Rule,  already  proved  by  Ulster  to  be  of  the  gravest 

danger,  and  the  extremes!  difficulty,  will  not  be  the  easier 
because  in  every  southern  county  of  Ireland  there  are 
foodies  of  men  not  inconsiderable  in  numbers  alive  and 

7-Y.iin  a  P7,ofo<;raj.?<]  '  K>j  KMti«»n,  DiiUii,. 

I'HOKKSSOU    KinVAKl)    |K)\VI)KN,    I.1..D.,    D.C.I.. 

awake  and  organized,  who  are  ready  to  take  part  in 
defence  of  their  freedom  with  their  brethren  of  Ulster. 
What  hope  can  there  be  that  a  measure  which  will  rend 


society  in  t \vain  can  bring  peace  and  prosperity  to  our 
country?  We  appeal  to  every  elector  in  Great  Britain 
who  has  thought  of  supporting  a  Home  Rule  policy  to 
reconsider  his  intention.  Thousands  of  electors  in  Great 
Britain  who  voted  in  1886  for  Mr.  Gladstone  sincerely 
believed  that  he  was  conferring  a  boon  upon  a  united 
Ireland.  Can  they  believe  so  still  ?  We  solemnly  give  them 
in  our  declaration  a  forecast  of  what  we  hold  to  be  the 
inevitable  results  of  a  Home  Rule  measure.  We  made  certain 
forecasts  six  years  ago.  Our  opponents  at  the  same  time 
made  certain  forecasts.  Which  forecast  has  time  confirmed? 
We  declared  that,  with  a  firm  administration  of  the  law. 
order  and  prosperity  would  begin  to  flow  back  upon  our 
distracted  country.  Our  opponents  declared  that  they  would 
make  the  government  of  Ireland  impossible.  Which  has 
proved  the  more  trustworthy  adviser  ?  We  declared  that 
the  leaders  of  the  Home  Rule  partv  were  men  steeped  in 
criminal  conspiracy  ;  men  who  said  one  thing  in  Ireland 
and  America  and  another  thing  in  Scotland  and  England  : 
men  who  accepted  Mr.  Gladstone's  measure  dishonestlv.  as 
but  an  instalment  to  something  beyond  :  men  who  had  not 
the  discretion  or  self-control  which  would  qualify  them  to 
govern  a  country.  Have  not  our  assertions  been  justified 
by  a  solemn  tribunal?  Have  they  not  been  justified  bv 
histor'c  facts?  And  now  when  we  give  warning  again — 
warning  of  social  disorder:  a  risk  through  the  develo;  ment 
of  irresistible  forces,  even  of  that  great  calamity — civil  war  : 
a  grievous  injury  to  the  industrial  and  commercial  prosperity 
of  Ireland  :  a  grave  danger  to  the  spirit  of  tolerance — is  not 
our  warning  worth  some  serious  consideration?  On  the 
other  hand,  we  can  point  to  peace  an  1  prosperity,  in  large 
measure  alreadv  attained  through  obedience  to  the  la\v.  and 
in  conseiuence  of  those  advantages  which  our  countrv 
derives  from  the  government  of  Ireland  bv  the  restraining  and 
fostering  care  of  a  united  Parliament.  And  we  sav. 

"  Continue  in  the  way  which  has  led  to  prosperity  and  peace, 
and  peace  and  prosperity  will  enlarge  their  borders."  Is  this 
the  counsel  of  rogues  and  fools,  or  the  counsel  of  men  of 
common  sense  who  love  their  country  ?  Choose  a  wild 
plunge  into  chaos,  or  a  steadfast  advance  in  the  path  of 
order.  We  have  no  doubt  of  the  ultimate  result.  Let 
each  of  us  be  prepared  to  do,  and,  if  need  be,  to  suffer  for 
our  righteous  cause.  Our  word  to-night  is  "  Forward,''  side 
by  side,  and  shoulder  by  shoulder,  with  our  brethren  of  the 
North,  and  let  there  be  no  pause  in  our  advance,  no  falter- 
ing in  our  resistance,  until  the  safety  of  Ireland  and  the 
integrity  of  the  Empire  be  assured  beyond  dispute. 

Mr.  W.M.  DODUS  (Tenant  Farmer),  of  Durrow,  said, 
after  the  exhaustive  speeches  that  had  been  delivered 
to-night  he  would  not  be  very  long.  He  considered 
it  an  honour,  a  privilege,  and  a  pleasure  to  take  part 
in  this  meeting  to-night,  ff  he  was  not  an  Irishman 

O  O 

he  had  spent  the  best  clays  of  his  life  in  Ireland, 
for  he  had  been  for  more  than  twenty-five  years 
identified  with  her  interests.  Her  welfare  was  his  welfare, 
and  with  her  lie  stood  or  with  her  he  fell.  It  was  most 
encouraging,  and  it  augured  well  for  the  success  of  their 
cause,  to  sec  such  an  enormous  assembly  of  delegates  from 
Leinster,  Minister,  and  Connaught,  men  of  all  creeds 
and  denominations,  Episcopalians,  Presbyterians,  Roman 
Catholics,  Methodists,  Baptists,  Independents,  Unitarians, 
and  others,  and  of  all  ranks  and  classes  of  society,  landlords 
and  tenant-farmers,  professional  gentlemen,  merchants, 
artisans,  and  labourers,  all  laying  aside  their  common 
differences,  and  uniting  heart  and  hand  to  resist  Home 
Rule,  and  to  maintain  the  integrity  of  the  Empire.  That 
was  a  grand  and  noble  purpose,  for  which  they  were 
assembled  in  their  thousands  to-night.  They  were 

determined  to  have  no  other  government  than  the  Imperial 
Parliament  to  rule  over  them.  Home  Rule  would  be  a. 
bad  thing  for  both  England  and  Ireland.  If  Ireland  was 
separated  from  England,  and  if  England  was  ever  sunk  in 

any  disasters  or  difficulties  by  reason  of  war,  Ireland  could 
be  used  as  a  landing  place  for  a  hostile  army  to  invade  the 
British  coasts.  The  Duke  of  \Vellington,  it  had  been  >tated, 
never  left  any  unguarded  point  in  battle,  and  if  Englishmen 

and  Scotchmen  were  not  bereft  altogether  of  their  patriotism, 
and  even  of  their  common  sense,  they  would  not  leave 
unguarded  this  point — in  fact  make  this  point  for  their 
enemies.  It  would  be  a  bad  day  for  Ireland,  for  it  would 
enormously  increase  her  taxes  and  cess.  Mr.  Michael 
Davitt  said  when  the  people  of  Ireland  were  purchasing 
their  farms  they  should  be  aware  not  to  give  too  much  for 
them,  for  the  time  would  come  when  the  whole  taxes  would 
be  laid  upon  the  land.  It  would  be  a  bad  day  for  Ireland, 
because  it  would  continue  for  many  a  long  year  one  of 
Ireland's  greatest  needs,  the  want  of  capital,  for  who  would 
invest  their  funds  in  Ireland  under  Home  Rule  when  there 
would  be  no  stability  and  security.  England  had  what 
Ireland  wanted,  and  they  called  upon  the  Imperial  Parlia- 
ment to  come  to  Ireland's  aid  and  to  endeavour  to  resuscitate 
those  industries  which  had  been  so  long  neglected.  In 
conclusion  he  had  to  express  the  hope  that  they  would  stand 
together,  shoulder  to  shoulder  and  man  to  man,  united  in 
one  great  invincible  phalanx,  determined  every  man  to  do 
his  duty,  leaving  it  to  the  great  Disposer  of  all  events  to 
crown  their  efforts  with  triumphant  success. 

(The  Chairman  here  introduced  the  Mayor  of  Dcrry, 
Mr.  W.  J.  Hurst,  J.P.,  and  Mr.  Frank  Johnston,  the 
members  of  the  Ulster  Deputation,  who  had  spoken 
in  Hall  No.  2). 

The  Rev.  GEORGK  SALMON,  D.I).,  Provost  of  Trinity 
College,  Dublin,  said — As  the  hour  is  getting  late,  and  I 
think  the  meeting  have  had  as  much  oratory  as  they  want, 
they  will  therefore  excuse  me  if  I  content  myself  with 
expressing  my  sympathy  with  the  objects  of  the  meeting. 

The  Chairman  then  put  the  resolution  to  the  meet- 

'That  this  Convention  hereby  adopts  the  declaration  no\v 
read,  and  earnestly  appeals  to  the  electors  of  the  United 


Kingdom  to  give  effect  to  its  objects  and  policy  by  supporting 
with  their  votes  the  maintenance  of  the  Legislative  Union  in  its 
integrity,  and  the  preservation  to  the  people  of  Ireland  of 
equality  of  rights  and  piivileges  \\iththepeopleofEnglandand 
Scotland  as  fellow-citizens  of  the  United  Kingdom." 
The  resolution  was  carried  with  cheers. 

The    Chairn  r.n  s.iitl — I    will   now  call  on  the  Mayor  of 

A  Voice — "The  Lord  Mavor." 


The  Right    Hon.    DANIEL  Dixox,  the    Lord   Mayor   of 
Belfast,   said — My  Lord  Fingall,  my  lords  and  gentlemen, 

coming  from  Ulster  wo  arc  delighted  to  see  such  a  large 
and  enthusiastic  gathering  of  the  Unionists  of  the  other 
provinces  of  Ireland.  We  are  commissioned  by  our  great 
Ulster  Conven'.ion  of  the  jyth  inst.  to  bring  you  a  message 


of  sympathy  and  good-will,  and  I  can  assure  you  there  was 
no  resolution  passed  with  more  enthusiasm  than  the  one 
which  I  have  the  honour  of  presenting  to  you,  and  which 
reads  as  follows  :• — 

"  That  \vc  extend  to  our  brother  Unionists 
in  the  other  provinces  of  Ireland  the  assurance 
of  our  profound  sympathy,  recognizing  their 
position  as  even  more  critical  than  our  o\vn, 
and  declare  our  determination  to  make 
common  cause  with  them  in  resisting  any 
attempt  to  deprive  them  of  the  liberty 
and  security  which  they  now  enjoy  under 
the  Union  with  Great  Britain." 

Besides  being  passed  at  the  great  Convention,  this 
resolution  was  also  enthusiastically  confirmed  at  open- 
air  meetings  held  immediately  afterwards,  presided  over 
by  myself,  the  Mayor  of  Londonderry,  and  Mr.  Johnston. 
both  of  whom  accompany  me  on  this  deputation, 
and  at  those  meetings  it  was  estimated  that  there  were 
100,000  persons  present;  and  we  can  assure  you  that  the 
Unionists  of  the  North  will  never  be  parties  to  the  severance 
of  Ireland  from  Great  Britain. 

Mr.  ADAM  DTITIX.  who  met  with  a  coidial  welcome,  said 
the  Lord  Mayor  of  Belfast  had  shown  that  he  was  not  a  man 
who  made  long  speeches.  They  did  not  think  the  worse  of 
him  in  Belfast  because  he  was  a  man  of  action  rather  than 
of  words.  The  message  which  they  had  to  convey  from  the 
great  Ulster  Convention  of  the  i;th,  had  just  been  read  bv 
iiis  lordship.  Our  first  duty  is  to  thank  this  meeting  for  the 
warm  reception  thev  have  given  us  to  night,  and  to  thank 
them  also  for  the  opportunity  they  have  given  us  of  standing 
here  side  by  side  with  the  Loyalists  of  the  other  province^ 


of  Ireland,  and  of  telling  you  in  the  name,  and  with  the 
authority,  of  our  great  gathering  on  last  Friday  that  we 
regard  your  cause  as  our  cause,  that  we  hold  your  rights  and 
your  interests  as  dear,  and  will  maintain  and  guard  them  as 

jealously  as  our  own.  I  desire  lo  assure  you,  that  assembled 
as  we  were  as  a  Convention  of  Ulstcrmen  only  we  did  so 
in  no  narrow  provincial  spirit,  and  with  no  idea  of  separating 
for  one  moment  or  putting  forward  the  claims  or  interests 


of  Ulster  as  in  any  way  distinct  from  those  of  the  rest  of 
Ireland,  but  we  did  feel  that  we  could  muster  our  own 
forces  more  effectively  in  our  city  of  Helfast,  to  which  of 
course  we  had  no  right  to  summon  you  from  South  and  East 
and  West,  and  we  believed  that  the  voice  of  Ulster  would 
make  itself  heard  more  sharply  and  distinctly  in  the 
constituencies  of  Great  liritain  if  we  spoke  in  the  first 
instance  alone.  And,  gentlemen,  if  we  met  and  spoke  as 
Ulstermen,  we  did  not  forget,  and  I  trust  we  never  shall 
forget,  that  we  are  Irishmen  first  of  all,  and  although  the 
cause  of  the  Union  is,  no  doubt,  to  some  extent,  specially 
the  cause  of  Protestant  Ulster,  we  regard  it  at  the  same  lime 
as  the  cause  of  Ireland  ;ill  round,  and  it  was  that  conviction 
that  gave  us  a  confidence  and  determination  in  maintaining 
it  that  we  could  not  otherwise  have  had.  Gentlemen, 
proposals  have  been  made  from  time  to  time,  and  may 
possibly  be  renewed  by  some  of  those  tinkers  of  constitutions 
to  separate  the  Government  and  the  political  life  of  Ulster, 
or  a  part  of  Ulster,  from  the  rest  of  Ireland.  We  ask  you  to 
believe  that  from  whatever  ([iiarter  these  suggestions  come 
they  take  no  inspiration  from  us.  1  have  never  heard  .vuch 
a  suggestion  made  in  Ulster  that  was  not  set  aside  at  once 
as  unworthy  even  of  a  moment's  consideration,  and  although 
for  that  vcrv  reason  we  have  no  express  mandate  to  speak  to 
you  from  our  Convention  on  that  subject,  still  I  sav  without 
hesitation,  with  the  knowledge  I  have  of  the  men  who  formed 
that  Convention,  that  if  ever  such  a  proposal  is  made  to  them 
they  will  reject  it  with  indignation  and  with  scorn  ;  first, 
because  any  scheme  of  the  kind  would  be  impracticable  and 
absurd  ;  but  1  trust  we  shall  also  reject  it,  because  it  would 
be  unpatriotic  and  unjust.  Unjust,  craelly  unjust  :  above 
all  to  those  scattered  Lovalists  through  the  rest  of  Ireland 
who  have  boldly  held  up  the  ilagof  the  Union  under  dangers 
and  trials  ot  which  we  in  I.  Ister  had  no  experience,  and 
unjust  also  if  for  no  other  reason  than  this — we  say  it  would 


be  as  unfair  to  submit  the  Catholic  minority  of  Ulster  to  the 
rule  of  the  Protestant  majority,  whom  they  have  learned, 
unhappily,  to  regard  with  jealousy  and  mistrust,  a>  it  would 
be  to  submit  us  to  the  domination  of  a  Parliament  in  which 
there  would  be  an  overwhelming  majority  of  Nationalists,  to 
whom  we  have  been  so  bitterly  opposed.  It  ha;  been  said 
by- those  who  wish  to  make  the  least  of  oar  great  Loyalist 
demonstration  that  it  was  a  cleverly  engineered  piece  of 
electioneering  manoeuvre,  a  successful  theatrical  display. 
Nothing  could  be  further  from  the  truth.  We  Ulster  people 
do  not  deal  in  shams.  The  position  we  have  taken  up  and 
defined  in  the  resolutions  of  our  Convention  was  not  adopted 
without  much  anxious  deliberation  and  searching  of  heart. 
It  was  the  solemn,  spontaneous,  earnest  utterance  of  senti- 
ments and  convictions  wlv'ch  are  deep-rooted  in  the  hearts  of 
all  classes  of  our  people.  Well,  we  may  have  been  somewhat 
slow  of  utterance,  for  we  found  it  hard  to  believe  even  in  the 
possibility  of  our  being  treated  with  such  injustice  at  the 
hands  of  the  Parliament  of  Great  Britain,  but  we  have  spoken 
out.  We  hope  we  may  have  made  our  meaning  understood. 
and  you  may  depend  upon  it  we  shall  stick  to  what  we  say. 
I  would  like  to  mike  some  reference  to  a  speech  made  by 
Mr.  Gladstone.  Gentlemen,  time  was,  and  not  so  long  ago. 
only  a  few  short  years,  when  we  who  were  once  followers  of 
Mr.  Gladstone,  as  I  was,  would  have  been  indignant  indeed 
to  hear  these  sounds  of  execration  with  which  you  have  treated 
his  name.  If  now  it  brings  a  blush  to  our  cheek  it  is  not  on 
our  account,  but  upon  his — our  former  leader,  oive  the  mist 
eloquent  advocate  of  the  cause  he  has  deserted  and  betrayed. 
He  has  brought  charges  against  us  of  having  fallen  away  from 
the  position  of  tolerance  and  liberalitv  which  he  so  much 
admired  in  our  ancestors  of  one  hundred  vears  ago  who 
swelled  the  ranks  of  the  Belfast  Volunteers.  We  claim  to 
understand  what  was  the  positic-n  of  these  men  as  well  as  lie 
does,  and  we  are  prepared  to  maintain  th  it  the  cause  for 

which  they  spoke  is  the  same  cause  which  we  Unionists 
maintain  to-day — the  old  cause  of  civil  and  religious  liberty, 
and  we  assert  that  if  they  lived  in  our  times,  with  our 
experience  of  what  the  Parliament  of  the  United  Kingdom 
has  been  found  ready  and  willing  to  do,  these  men  would  be 
found  standing  where  we  stand  to-day.  We  do  deeply  regret 
our  separation  from  so  large  a  part  of  our  Irish  people,  but 
ve  are  satisfied  that  in  opposing  them  as  \ve  have  done  we 
have  set  our  feet  on  the  path  of  duty,  and  it  is  the  dearest 
wish  of  our  heart  that  the  day  may  come  when  our  Nationalist 
fellow-countrymen,  all  that  is  best  amongst  them,  may  fling 
away  the  leaders  by  whom  they  have  been  misguided  and 
misled,  may  awake  from  dreaming  of  the  unhappy  past,  and 
descend  to  the  common  sense  level  of  the  present,  and  abandon 
these  unreal  schemes  of  separate  nationality  which  divide, 
and  if  persisted  in,  must  ever  hopelessly  divide  us  Irishmen  ; 
and  if  they  do.  thev  will  find  us  ready  to  join  them  heart  in 
hand  under  the  broad  banner  of  the  Union,  in  working  for  the 
sol.'d  advancement,  and  the  true  freedom  of  our  countrv. 

Mr.  H.  de  F.  MONTI, ;>MF.KY.  P.  L. —  I  did  not  come  here 
to  make  a  speech,  but  to  help  to  deliver  a  message.  I  think 
that  message  has  been  well  delivered  by  Mr.  Puffin.  If  any 
Southern  brother  Unionist  lias  hitherto  imagined  that  our 
opposition  to  Home  Rule  meant  sitting  still  while  the  yoke 
of  a  Healyite  Parliament  \vas  being  firmly  strapped  on  to 
your  necks  and  then  saving  ourselves  from  the  coi^equences 
by  setting  up  a  little  Home  Rule  shop  of  our  own,  1  trust  he 
has  now  dismissed  that  idea.  The  least  inconsistent  of  our 
opponents — Mr.  J.  Morley — very  honestly  told  his  supporters 
a  day  or  two  ago  that  there  were  great  difficulties  in  the  way 
<>f  Home  Rule.  I  believe  we.  Ulster  Unionists,  are  one  of 
I  he  greatest  difficulties.  We  mean  to  be  a  difficult}-  that 
<  annot  be  got  over.  ( )ur  opponents  have  now  left  off  calling 
us  a  despicable  minority — we  no  longer  hear  that  a  few  score 

1 1 1 

of  constables  will  send  us  to  the  right-about,  or  a  few  pinches 
of  the  dust  of  ridicule  dissipate  the  Ulster  Convention.  We 
are  now  told  that  we  are  a  powerful  body,  well  able  to  take 

/••,-.>,„  ,l   l'hnt.,.,,-,1,,1,  /.'!/   Ki  __ 

Ml!.   II.    1>K  !•'.   MONTCOMKKY,   D.I.. 

rare  of  ourselves.  I  believe  we  are  able  to  take  rare  of  our- 
selves, and  I  trust  we  shall  also  be  able  to  help  you  to  take 
rare  of  yourselves.  In  the  part  of  Ulster  I  come  from — the 
regions  about  Enniskillen—  we  took  care  of  ourselves  once 

before  with  some  success,  and  we  have  our  own  traditions 
about  how  to  do  it.  We  in  Ulster  shall  take  the  liberty  of 
choosing  our  own  way  to  take  care  of  ourselves,  and  our 
own  time  to  set  about  it.  Some  well  known  words  were 
once  used  on  behalf  of  that  little  band  known  to  history  as 
'•  the  Enniskillen  men."  from  one  of  whom  I  have  the  honour 
to  be  descended.  T  think  these  words  correctly  express  the 
present  position  of  the  whole  body  of  Ulster  Unionists. 
':  We  stand  upon  our  guard,  and  do  resolve,  by  the  blessing 
of  God,  rather  to  meet  our  danger  than  expect  it." 

Mr.  AY.  J.  DoLoi"<;nA\  (tenant-farmer,  Coolsallagh, 
Dromore,  County  Down),  said — 'My  lords  and  gentlemen, 
I  had  little  time  to  get  my  ideas  put  into  presentable 
shape,  but  I  fully  endorse  all  that  has  been  so  eloquently 
said  by  those  members  of  the  deputation  who  have 
preceded  me.  AVe  feel  intensely  interested  in  the  posi- 
tion of  the  Unionists  of  Leinster,  Munster.  and  Connaught, 
and  we  herebv  convey  to  you  the  heartfelt  sympathy  and 
support  of  your  Ulster  brethren.  You  are  surrounded  by 
those  who  have  added  the  word  "boycott  "'  to  the  English 
language  ;  who  have  done  deeds  that  compel  Irishmen  to 
conceal  their  nationality  in  every  part  of  Christendom. 
Methods  of  political  warfare  have  been  sanctioned  by  the 
leaders  of  the  would-be  rulers  of  Ireland  brutal  enough  to 
make  the  blood  run  cold  in  the  veins  of  a  savage.  It  is  very 
hard  to  keep  untainted  amidst  such  an  atmosphere.  Pope 
has  written — 

'•  Vice  is  a  monster  of  so  frightful  mien. 
That  to  be  hated  needs  but  to  be  seen  ; 
Yet  seen  too  oft.  familiar  with  her  face, 
AN  e  lirst  endure,  then  pity,  then  embrace/' 

Your    difficulties    have    been    great,    and    your   temptation- 
strong,  yet  you  have   borne  a  manful  part  through   them  all 

The  unkindest  cut,  however,  is  the  proposition  to  place  those 
men  over  you  as  rulers,  to  dispense  justice,  and  to  direct  the 
destinies  of  this  country,  who  during  the  past  five  years  have 
done  their  little  best  to  destroy  Ireland.  At  the  South 

MI:.  \v.  j.  Doi.or<;ii  i  N. 

Molton  election  campaign,  not  long  since,  1  heard  a  rhara  ter 
given  by  a  Gladstonian  speaker  of  the  majority  of  the 
Irish  people  that  burned  itself  on  my  memorv.  He 
said  they  were  nothing  better  than  the  Reel  Indians  of 


America.  Is  this  a  qualification  for  self-government?  I 
tried  as  best  I  could  to  show  the  untruthfulness  of  that 
description,  and,  in  doing  so,  spoke  of  those  Irishmen  who 
were  my  o\vn  familiar  friends.  A  very  few  years  since  Irish 
farmers  got  bv  the  Arrears  of  Rent  Act  t\vo  millions  of 
money  from  the  Irish  Church  surplus  to  place  them  on 
straight  footing.  Their  methods  of  fanning,  however,  in  the 
Nationalist  districts  are  of  so  primitive  a  character  th;it  even 
this  could  not  keep  them  from  ruin.  Mr.  T.  I).  Sullivan  also 
took  part  in  the  same  electoral  contest,  and  he  never  once 
gave  a  definition  of  the  local  government  which  the  Iri>h 
Nationalists  want,  in  conformitv  with  that  defined  bv  Mr. 
Timothy  Healv — a  constitution  which  will  allow  Ireland  to 
assume  Nationalist  proportions,  and  i-  thank  God  (said  Mr. 
Healy)  she  will  assume  those  proportions."  Such  talk  is  a 
trifle  bf.mbastical.  Fancy  building  a  nation  with  gutter 
sparrows,  or  rearing  a  Government  of  any  security  with  the 
men  who  one  day,  in  this  very  building.  1  believe,  pledged 
themselves  to  stick  by  the  man  who  brought  them  out  of 
obscurity  and  led  them  Lo  such  positions  as  thev  occupy, 
and  a  few  days  afterwards  turned  0:1  him  with  all  their  native 
ferocity,  and  hounded  him  to  his  grave  Sarelv  such  gentry 
would  make  a  great  nation  !  I  defy  any  Nationalist 
to  point  to  a  single  place  on  earth  where  such 
material  ever  accomplished  a  praiseworlhv  project.  All 
Mr.  Sullivan  did  was  to  plead  in  the  pathetic  tones  of  his 
most  mournful  poetry  for  justice  to  the  pour  downtrodden 
Irish  people.  He  never  once  mentioned  a  single  injustice 
that  an  Irish  1'arliament  could  re<  tify  better  than  the 
Imperial  Legislature.  He  did  not  tell  the  South  Mohijn 
electors  that  his  countrv — the  best  adapted  lor  dairv  produc  e 
in  the  world  — had  allowed  itself  to  be  so  handicapped  by 
Danish  and  Normandv  tanners  that  the  word  flung  in  one's 
teeth  in  the  Lnnlish  market  is.  ••  No  Irish  need  apply.  ''  What 
industry,  except  the  manufa<  lure  of  illiterate  voters,  lias  any 


Nationalist  leader  assisted  to  construct  ?  Would  it  not  be 
more  truthful  and  manly  for  them  to  say  that  the  struggle 
for  survival  of  the  fittest  was  so  tough  that  a  vast  mass  of 
Irishmen,  partly  by  clerical  compulsion,  partly  by  successful 
agitating  parasites,  and  partly  from  other  causes,  were  being 
driven  to  the  wall.  Downright  straightforwardness  is  com- 
mendable, and  could  not  the  Nationalist  representative  even 
temporarily  try  his  hand  at  honesty  as  a  new  occupation  ? 
(<et  his  discovery  patented,  and  advertise  it  in  these  terms  : — 
u  Xo  necessity  for  productive  labour  under  the  Home  Rule 
regime,  ;  those  wrong  doing  Unionists  who  have  been  indus- 
trious, self-reliant,  and  energetic  shall  be  compelled  to  be 
hewers  of  wood  and  drawers  of  water  to  the  illiterate,  ditch- 
loafing,  political  agitator  and  his  leaders  ;  to  cr\  pcccavi  for 
past  misdeeds,  and  faithfully  promise  to  bring  their  talents, 
their  property,  and  even  their  religion,  as  a  sacrifice  on  the 
altar  of  the  Home  Rule  Juggernaut."  This  is  the  Alpha 
and  the  Omega  of  the  Home  Rule  programme.  The  ileecing 
of  the  landlords  is  nearly  all  at  an  end  ;  but  that  is  not  enough. 
Something  more  is  needed — an  Irish  Parliament,  with  a 
Prime  Minister,  a  Lord  Chancellor,  a  keeper  of  the  public 
purse,  a  green  rod,  and,  most  essential  of  all,  a  chucker-out. 
Cost  to  be  no  obstacle.  Funds  can  be  screwed  from  the 
unpatriotic  Unionists.  Ah  !  but  the  Belfast  Convention — 
the  ''twelve  thousand  asses,"  "the  Orange  crew/'  "the 
k'  Finnig.m  Caucus" — have  not  they  rather  spoiled  the  little 
game?  Mr.  (Gladstone  now  discovers  that  they  arc  not  all 
'*  rogues  and  fouls.''  Ah,  no  1  And  if  ever  his  Home  Rule 
Bill  becomes  a  statute  he  will  add  another  discovery  to  his 
long  list — namely,  that  a  misled  British  Parliament  cannot 
transform  Ulstermen  into  Home  Rulers,  or  compel  their 
submission  to  the  Hillside  men  or  the  Bantrv  gan^r.  Last 
Friday's  proceedings  in  Belfast  were  sutlicicnt  to  convince 
any  person  with  rational  faculties  of  the  power  and  serious- 
ness of  the  opposition.  Sir  William  Harcourt's  "dust  of 


ridicule'1  and  "June  parade"  have  vanished.  Ulster  is  to 
be  taken  into  account,  or  the  reckoning  liereafter  may  be 
difficult.  Our  appearance  here  in  Dublin  to  express  our 
sympathy  and  promise  our  support  to  the  Unionists  of  the 
other  provinces  is  not  less  embarrassing.  It  is  very  vulgar 
on  our  part  not  to  throw  up  our  Imperial  connection  with 
Great  Britain  in  exchange  for  the  citi/enship  of  a  tribute- 
paying  Republic,  under  clerical  domination,  to  oblige  Mr. 
Gladstone.  Intelligent  Scotland  may  rest  as  she  is.  Gallant 
little  Wales,  no  separation  for  her.  But  Ireland,  the  illiterate, 
the  indolent,  the  priest-ridden,  wants  this  great  God-sent 
gift  of  Home  Rule.  It  must  be  given  her.  The  rogues  and 
fools  who  talk  of  opposing  its  advent — the  finest  specimens 
of  British  plurk  and  enterprise  —  if  thev  don't  quietly 
acquiesce,  sure  they  can  be  shot.  .Mr.  Morley  is  acquainted 
with  the  inoJus  ^pcrandi.  The  British  people  have  to 
decide  this  matter.  It  is  not  over  yet.  I  can  assure  you 
from  experience  it  is  sheer  ignorance  of  the  subject  on  de- 
part of  the  British  electorate  that  permits  the  Home  Rule 
question  to  bar  the  way.  It  has  been  so  sandwiched 
between  social  and  religious  interests  in  England  that  there 
is  great  difficulty  in  making  its  effects  clear.  Once  it 
becomes  a  main  question,  however,  it  will  soon  get  it- 
quietus.  Be  the  result  what  it  may.  we  Unionists  of  Ireland 
can  say  with  feelings  of  satisfaction  that  we  have  done  our 
duty  in  warning  the  electors  of  Great  Britain  of  the  evil 
results  that  must  follow  such  a  suicidal  act  as  granting  Hume 
Kule  to  Ireland. 

Mr.  JOHN  R..  WK.HAM,  Hon.  Sec.  of  the  Dublin  Chamber 
of  Commerce,  speaking  on  behalf  of  the  Chamber  said — 
My  lord,  my  lords  and  gentlemen,  as  Hon.  Sec.  to  the 
Dublin  Chamber  of  Commerce,  I  have  authority  from  the. 
Council  of  that  Chamber  to  deliver  a  message  to  thi.-v 

Convention.      It    is  contained   in  a  resolution    adopted   at 
their  meeting  last  Monday,  vi/.  : — 

That  the  Hon.  Sec.  be  authorised  to  attend  the  Conven- 
tion to  be  held  on  23rd  inst.,  and  to  put  before  that  Con- 
vention the  views  of  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  on  the 

MK.  JOHN   K.   \VIi;ilAM. 

Y,   D'tlh 

question  of  the  maintenance  of  the  Union  as  affecting  the 
trade  and  commerce  of  this  country,  such  views  having 
been  expressed  repeatedly  in  the  annual  reports  which  have 


been    adopted   by   the    Chamber,  and   to   state   that   the 
Council  continues  to  hold  these  views. 

I  may  say  that  our  Chamber  is  one  of  the  largest  in  the 
Kingdom.  "NVo  have  about  1.200  members,  comprising 
representatives  of  all  creeds  and  all  political  parties.  Our 
operations  are  strictly  confined  to  matters  affecting  trade  and 
commerce.  As  a  corporate  body  we  have  no  politics,  yet  \ve 
are  essentially  a  Unionist  Chamber,  not  for  any  political  end, 
not  for  any  partv  purpose,  but  solely  and  simply  because 
in  defending  the  Union  \ve  are  defending  the  commercial 
interests  with  which  we  are  identified.  We  consider 
that  in  the  safe-guarding  of  those  interests  the  welfare 
of  the  whole  community  is  concerned,  from  the  capitalist 
to  the  artisan.  In  188^.  on  the  mere  suggestion  that 

•J  OO 

Mr.  Gladstone  was  likely  to  bring  in  a  bill  which  would 
tend  to  unsettle  the  Union,  trade  in  this  country  was  so  much 
disturbed  that  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  adopted  and 
published  this  declaration  : — 

The  Council  feel  themselves  imperatively  called  upon  at 
the  present  crisis  to  declare  their  opinion  that  any 
measure  calculated  to  weaken  the  Union  at  present 
existing  between  Great  Britain  and  Ireland  would  be  pro- 
ductive of  consequences  most  disastrous  to  the  trading  and 
commercial  interests  to  both  countries. 

Again  in  iSSG,  when  Lord  Aberdeen  arrived  in  Dublin  as 
Lord  Lieutenant  under  Mr.  Gladstone's  short  Administration, 
the  Council  addressed  him  very  plainly  on  this  subject, 

Their  strong  conviction  that  if  anything  were  done  to 
disturb  the  Legislative  Union  the  country  would  be 
brought  face  to  face  with  an  economic  crisis  and  condition 
of  destitution  of  a  magnitude  and  extent  which  could  not 
be  contemplated  without  feelings  of  alarm  and  dismay. 

When  Mr.  Gladstone  soon  afterwards  introduced  his  Home 
Rule  Bill,  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  petitioned  against  it. 

Happily  it  was  rejected  by  the  House  of  Commons  and  by 
the  electors  of  the  Kingdom,  and  hence  his  downfall  and  the 
advent  to  power  of  the  present  Government.  The  Chamber 
has  not  failed  to  publicly  acknowledge  the  undoubted  fact 
that  under  the  wise  Administration  of  Lord  Salisburv,  trade 
has  almost  recovered  from  the  shock  which  it  had  sustained, 
and  has  specially  recognised  in  its  reports  the  services  of  Mr. 
Balfour  when  Chief  Secretary  for  Ireland  in  restoring  order 
and  giving  thai  security  to  all  classes  without  which 
commercial  prosperity  is  impossible.  In  1887  the  Chamber 
of  Commerce  took  an  active  part  in  organising  the  great 
meeting  which  was  held  in  this  hall  to  do  honour  to  the 
Marquis  of  Hartington  and  Mr.  Goschen.  On  that  occasion, 
at  the  request  of  the  Chamber  of  Commerce,  I  had  the  honour 
to  present  to  them  from  the  chair  an  address  expressing  the 
views  of  the  Chamber  similar  to  those  of  their  1885  declaration, 
and  conveying  to  them 

The  opinion  of  the  Chamber  that  it  is  absolutely  neces- 
sary in  the  interests  of  commerce  and  agriculture  to 
maintain  unimpaired  the  Legislative  Union  between  Ire- 
land and  Great  Britain. 

On  many  other  occasions  the  Chamber  has  publicly 
repeated  this,  and  pointed  out  the  terrible  injury  to  trade  and 
the  material  interests  of  Ireland  which  would  result  from  any 
enactment  of  the  nature  of  what  is  called  Home  Rule.  The 
events  which  have  taken  place  during  the  last  few  years  have 
confirmed  them  in  their  opinion.  Their  resolution  indeed, 
says  they  still  continue  to  hold  the  samo  views  ;  and,  unless 
I  am  very  much  mistaken,  the  mercantile  public  of  Dublin 
represented  by  their  Chamber  of  Commerce  will  be  found 
boldly  reiterating  that  statement  as  long  as  we  are  threatened 

j  O  O 

by  such  dangers  to  our  trade  as  the  proposals  of  Mr.  Glad- 
stone or  the  Separatist  policy  of  the  so-called  Nationalist 

THK  HIGH  SHKUIFF  or  COKK  (Alderman  Scott,  Merchant 
and  Shipowner)  s;iid  — My  Lord  President,  my  lords,  ladies 
and  gentleman,  tome  has  been  accorded  the  high  honour  of 


proposing  a  vote  of  thanks  to  the  deputation  from  Ulster, 
and  to  our  brethren  in  the  North,  for  the  most  valuable  and 
encouraging  resolution  of  which  they  are  the  bearers.  In 
doing  so  I  take  the  opportunity  of  saying  ho\v  delighted 
-1  am  to  have  the  privilege  of  taking  part  in  this  very 

important  Convention,  and  how  greatly  pleased  I  an  to  see 
such  a  magnificent  gathering  of  the  Loyalists  of  the  Southern 
provinces  of  Ireland  met  together  to  express  our  determina- 
tion to  uphold  the  principles  which  are  to  us  most  dear. 
It  seems,  indeed,  as  if  at  last  the  Unionists  of  Ireland  were 
really  awakening  to  the  terrible  danger  which  threatens  our 
country,  and  I  believe  that  the  result  of  our  actions  and 
words  here  to-night  will  be  that  the  thoughtful,  fair-minded, 
independent  people  of  England,  Scotland,  and  Wales  will 
pause  before  they  assist  any  politician  to  inflict  a  gross 
injustice  upon  the  law-abiding  and  industrious  section  of  the 
people  of  this  country.  This  is  no  ordinary  political 
meeting  ;  it  is  representative  in  the  very  best  sense  of  the 
word.  I  see  before  me  many  faces  which  1  recognise  from 
Cork,  Limerick,  Waterford — aye,  and  from  Tipperary. 
( hvners  of  property,  men  of  business,  and  even  horny- 
handed  sons  of  toil  have  travelled  many,  many  miles  to  be 
present  here  this  evening,  as  representatives  of  the  loyal 
subjects  of  the  Queen,  to  affirm  their  loyalty,  and  to  say  that 

"  Irish  never  shall  be  slaves.'1 

Some  of  the  faces  which  I  see  before  me  can  bear  mj  out 
when  I  say  that  slavery  of  the  verv  worst  description 
imaginable  has  frequently  been  practised  upon  the  Loyalists 
ot  the  South  by  those  who  are  now  striving  to  become 
rulers  over  us.  My  lords  and  gentlemen,  it  is  because 
we  know  from  sad  and  sore  experience  what  unlimited 
persecutions  we  have  suffered  in  the  past,  that  we  dread  a 
future  which  would  place  these  people  again  in  power.  I  say 
again  in  power,  because  within  the  past  ten  years  in  the 
South  of  Ireland  as  is  very  well  known,  for  a  portion  of  the 
time  the  only  law  to  be  feared  was  the  law  of  the  Land 
League,  and  refusal  to  obey  its  behests  brought  the  most 
grinding  oppression  on  the  disobedient.  Boycotting  with  all 
its  mean  and  cowardly  surroundings  and  other  sinful  and 

repugnant  methods  \vere  adopted,  and  the  greatest  charge 
which  could  be  brought  against  the  unhappy  victim  was,  as 
a  rule,  that  he  had  endeavoured  to  assert  his  wish  to  art 
independently  on  some  local  matter,  in  fact,  that  he  "  had 
dared  to  do  the  right/'  Providence  in  His  wisdom  and 
mercy  has  permitted  that  condition  of  things  to  be  changed, 
and  since  the  advent  of  Mr.  Balfour  to  power  in  Ireland 
peace  has  been  restored  where  riot  and  lawlessness  prevailed. 
and  prosperity  is  now  smiling  on  ninny  places  where  industry 
was  then  stopped.  Many  mills  and  other  comnurcial 
enterprises  are  now  in  ac.ive  work  where  idljness  then 
prevailed,  and  although  thj  improvement  in  trade  and 
commerce  was  giving  us  hope  that  the  evil  d  ivs  were  passed, 
and  that  we  would  be  permitted  to  carry  on  our  various 
avocations  in  peace  and  quietness,  let  us  still  hope  that  such 
will  continue.  It  is  a  well-known  fact  that  capital  and 
enterprise  will  not  flourish  where  the  sccial  surroundings  ot 
the  people  are  being  constantly  disturbed.  I  do  believe 
that  the  majority  of  our  people  are  sick  and  tired  of  political 
agitation,  and  anybody  who  has  any  stake  in  the  country 
would  hail  with  delight  a  continuance  of  peace  and  good 
order.  What  our  country  now  wants  is  rest.  The  law  is 
being  respected,  and  the  supremacy  of  the  law  is  acknow- 
ledged throughout  the  land.  The  condition  of  our  people 
is  being  wonderfully  improved,  and  we  know  full  well  that  a 
return  to  the  old  state  of  defiance  to  authority,  which  would 
certainlv  result  from  a  weak  Government,  would  undo  the 
good  which  has  lately  been  done,  and  would  prove  disastrous 
to  our  best  interests.  The  resolution  from  Ulster  brings 
sympathy  to  us.  Well,  I  do  not  hesitate  to  say  that  the 
loyal  minority  of  the  South  are  deser/ing  of  the  sympathy  of 
every  honest  man  in  the  Kingdom.  Although,  numerically 
speaking,  few  in  number,  and  in  some  places  scattered  and 
divided,  they  have  boldly  withstood  the  most  oppressive 
coercion,  and  when  called  upon  in  the  interests  of  justice 

they  have  fearlessly  discharged  their  duty  to  the  Crown. 
The  result  is  that  outrage  mongers  found  that  for  them  there 
was  no  escape,  and  freedom  to  act  and  speak  is  now 
accorded  to  every  well-intentioned  person.  Our  brethren 
in  the  North  cannot  conceive  the  indignities  to  which  the 
minority  in  the  South  have  been  subjected,  and  I  fear  that 
across  the  Channel  the  extent  of  our  sufferings  is  not 
everywhere  known.  Many  times  have  we  turned  towards 
Ulster  with  feelings  of  envy  during  these  trying  years. 
Conscious  of  their  own  power  and  in  the  enjoyment  of  the 
peace  which  that  power  was  able  to  assure,  they  have  been 
able  to  extend  their  commerce  and  spread  their  industries. 
Many  of  the  Southern  Loyalists  have  been,  although,  perhaps, 
in  a  more  moderate  way,  endeavouring  to  imitate  the  good 
example  thus  shown  them,  and  if  the  security  of  the  strong 
arm  of  the  law  be  removed  ruin  will  assuredly  follow  where 
prosperity  is  now  apparent.  Fully  conscious  of  the  result  of 
placing  in  power  the  paid  agitators,  who  have  well-nigh 
ruined  our  country  and  our  industries,  we  join  with  the  men 
of  Ulster  and  say  "we  will  not  have  these  men  to  reign  over 
us."  If  such  a  contingency  should  ever  arise,  to  the  North 
we  look,  and  I,  for  one,  refuse  to  believe  that  the  sturdy  men 
of  Ulster  will  desert  us.  I  refuse  to  believe  that  the  colossal 
assembly  in  Belfast  last  week  was  an  empty  parade,  but  I  do 
believe  that  if  occasion  should  arise, 

Ulster  will  fight, 

And  Ulster  will  he  right. 

Feeling  this  I  ask  them  not  to  doubt  their  Southern  brethren, 
and  united  we  shall  stand,  forming  an  impassable  barrier  to 
those  who  would  take  our  liberties  from  us.  I  know  I  do  but 
re-echo  the  sentiments  of  this  meeting  of  Southern  men  when 
I  say  that  our  deep  and  grateful  thanks  are  cheerfully  accorded 
to  our  Northern  brethren  for  their  welcome  sympathy  and 
promise  of  help,  and  I  have  the  most  sincere  pleasure 

in  now   forma  11  v  proposing  the  following  resolution  for  your 
adoption  : — 

•'  That  we  hereby  heartily  thank  the  Unionists  of  Ulster  for 
sending  a  deputation  to  this  Convention  to  convey  to  us  the 
expression  of  their  sympathy  and  the  assurance  of  their  deter- 
mination to  make  common  cause  with  the  three  Southern 
Provinces  in  resisting  the  attempt  to  impose  a  Home  Rule 
Parliament  on  Ireland.' 

THE  RF.V.  SAMTEL  PRKXTER,  M.A.,  Presbyterian  Minister, 
Ormond  Quay.  Dublin  said — Mv  lords  and  gentlemen,  I  rise 
with  the  utmost  cordiality  to  second  the  vote  of  thanks  to  our 
fellow- Unionists  of  Ulster,  which  has  been  so  ably  moved  by 
the  preceding  speaker.  I  am  not  a  professional  politician, 
and  nothing  but  the  clear  call  of  duty  could  have 
brought  me  to-night  to  this  platform.  But  neither  are  you 
professional  politicians,  and  neither  are  the  ten  of  thousands 
of  resolute,  quiet  citi/ens  who  met  last  Friday  in  Belfast. 
What  is  it  that  has  aroused  the  Unionists  of  Ireland. 
North  and  South,  to  take  up  the  position  which  we  now 
Mfcupy?  What  is  it  that  has  buried  the  old  battle-cry  of 
Conservative  and  Liberal?  What  is  it  that  has  obliterated 
t':e  old  land  marks  between  North  ami  South,  between 
.'.uvllor-1  and  tenant,  between  Episcopalian  and  Presbyterian — 
J  had  almost  said  between  Protestant  and  Catholic?  What 
i>  it  that  almost,  as  by  magic,  has  drawn  into  one  great 

<  oalition  men  of  all  creeds  and  classes,  from  all  parts  of  our 

<  ommon     countrv.     and    banded     them     together     in     one 
magnificent  army  of  defence  ?    It  is  this — and  I  wish  it  to  peal 
forth  from  this  meeting  to-night  as  with  the  crash  and  voice 
of  thunder  — it  is  the  deadlv  peril  which  hangs  over  Ireland. 
We  believe  that   Home  Rule  means  the  rule  of  Ireland  by 
the  men  of  the   National  League.     What  that  League  was 
in  the  past  we  know  only  too  well.     It  is  a  league  which,  by 
its  organised  crueltv.  invented  bovcottin'r.  fastened  down  the 

yoke  of  the  Plan  of  Campaign,  murdered  its  most  obnoxious 
opponents,  maimed  cattle,  and  established  a  reign  of  terror 
in  this  island,  which,  as  Mr.  Lecky,  the  historian,  truthfully 
said,  was  without  a  parallel  even  in  Russia  or  the  wor>t 



provinces  of  Turkey.  For  six  years  Mr.  Gladstone  has  been 
coquetting  with  that  league  ;  he  has  condoned  its  crimes, 
denounced  all  men  from  the  Tope  down,  who  ventured  to> 
condemn  them,  and,  above  all,  he  and  his  party  did  their  very 


utmost  to  thwart  the  great  statesman,   Mr.  Balfour — who  by 
his  genius  struck  the  destructive  weapons  from  their  hands, 
and  had  the  courage  to  declare  that  Ireland  must  in  future 
be  governed  not  by  force,  nor  by  terror,  but  by  justice  and 
righteousness    and    truth.     And   what   are  the  aims   of  the 
Gladstonian  party  now?     Simply  to  hand  Ireland  over  to  the 
men  of  the  National  League.     That  is  to  say,  simply  to  make 
them  the  fountain  of  power,  of  justice,  and  of  civil  order — 
the  legislators,  the  administrators,  the    judges,  and  the  tax 
gatherers  of  this  country.     It  is  the  presence  of  this  danger  that 
has  brought  us  together.  North  and  South,  and  it  is  the  pros- 
pect of  the  wees  which  the  Gladstonian  policy  too  certainly 
forecast  that  unites  you  and  me  here  to-night.     Mr.  Glad- 
stone has  made  Irishmen  politicians  in  a  sense  that  he  never 
intended,     and     he     has     united     Irishmen     in     one     great 
confederacy    for    a    purpose    precisely    the    reverse    to    that 
which  he  sought.      We  are  here  to-night  to  clasp  hands  as 
Irishmen  on  the  eve  of  a  fierce  battle.      We.  the  Li;ioni-4s 
of  Ireland,  North  and  South,  clasp  hands  in  a  solemn  league 
and  covenant  that  we  shall  be   one.     The  Nationalists  are 
divided,    and   at   war  with  one  another.      We   are   the    true 
united  Irishmen  ;   shoulder  to   shoulder  we  stand  together  : 
one  love  binds  us,  and  that  is  pure  love  of  motherland  :   one 
hope  animates  us.  and  that  is  the  hope  of  a   preserved  and 
regenerated  country  in  tlu  generation  that  is  to  come  :   and 
one  fjjlii   makes  us  strong   either  to   stiller  or  to  dare,  and 
that  is  the  fahh  that  ours  is  the  cause  of  h'bertv,  of  light,  of 
prosperity,  of  union,  and  of  the  fear  cf  God.      Here!,  '-night 
the  four  provinces    of  Ireland   meet   together   thn  nigh  their 
accredited  representatives.      Lister   is   here   to  promise   that 
she  will  execute  her  determination  so    clearlv  expressed  on 
l-'riday    last    in    her   splendid   Convention.      What    \va-  that 
determination?      I  I  ere   it   is   couched   in   burning   words    bv 
Mr.    Thomas    Sinclair,    who    in    this    particular  is   the   true 
spokesman  of  the  tens  of  thousands  of  Lister's  veomanrv — 


"  We  will  have  nothing  to  do  with  a  Dublin  Parliament.  If 
it  be  ever  set  up  \ve  shall  simply  ignore  its  existence.  Its 
acts  will  be  but  as  waste  paper.  Its  police  will  find  our 
barracks  preoccupied  with  our  own  constabulary.  Its  judges 
will  sit  in  empty  courthouses.  The  early  efforts  of  its 
executive  will  be  spent  in  devising  means  to  deal  \\ith  a 
passive  resistance  to  its  taxation,  coextensive  with  loyalist 
Ulster."  Ulster  comes  IK.TC  to  tell  us  that  this  policy  she 
will  stubbornly  and  persistently  carry  out.  But  that  very 
policy  carries  responsibilities  towards  the  loyalist  minority  in 
the  other  provinces  which  cannot  be  ignored.  Ulster  has 
taken  up  that  position,  and  she  is  well  justified  in  doing  it. 
Hut  if  the  civil  and  religious  libertv  of  Ulster  is  in  danger 
from  Home  Rule,  how  much  greater  is  the  danger  to  the 
Unionists  of  the  South  and  West  ?  Nay,  the  very  refusal  of 
Ulster  to  enter  a  Home  Rule  Parliament  intensifies 
the  dangers  of  the  whole  situation  a  hundred-fold.  The 
sturdy  force  of  the  Ulster  representatives  would  not  be 
present  as  a  moderating  force  in  the  Legislature  or 
Administration.  Then  the  genius  of  the  National  League, 
which  trampled  under  its  feet  human  hearts  before,  would, 
without  let  or  hindrance,  stamp  out  all  opposition,  and 
in  one  generation  the  light  of  civil  and  religious  liberty 
would  be  utterly  extinguished  in  three  provinces.  Here, 
therefore,  are  the  delegates  of  these  provinces  to-night  to 
clasp  the  hand  which  Ulster  stretches  across  the  l>oync, 
and  to  unite  in  one  National  confederation  for  the  defence 
of  libertv,  for  the  defeat  of  the  enemies  of  our  countrv, 
and  for  the  promotion  both  of  material  and  religious 
prosperity.  There  may  be,  and  perhaps  there  are.  evil 
days  before  us.  The  forces  of  anarchv  may  \v;;i  a  tem- 
porary triumph.  Clod  knows.  Manv  of  us  mav  perish  in 
the  storm  which  alreadv  frowns  upon  the  hori.:'>n.  IV  it  so. 
We  shall  make  no  compact  with  the  \\icked  nun  who  are  now 
so  amiably  presenting  the  world  with  coloured  photographs 


of  one  another.  We  shall  not  touch  the  hand  which  is  stained 
with  the  blood  of  Irishmen  and  Irishwomen.  We  shall  have 
nothing  to  do  with  the  heroes  who  gloat  over  the  agonies  of 
the  dumb  creatures  of  the  field.  We  shall  render  them  no 
obedience,  as  we  recognise  in  them  no  authority.  It  is  true 
we  are  what  an  ex-Lord  Lieutenant  calls  us — a  despicable 
minority.  But  it  is  a  thousand  times  better  to  be  in  a 
minority  in  the  right  than  in  a  majority  in  the  wrong.  We  arc 
weak  in  numbers,  so  were  the  early  Christians  in  Jerusalem. 
who  counted  only  one  hundred  and  twenty  against  the  world. 
So  was  the  great  Xieene  Lather,  of  whom  it  was 
said,  "  Athanasius  centra  mundntn  :  So  is  England 
herself  in  a  minority  in  India,  and  in  a  despicable 
minority  in  presence  of  the  armed  Empires  of  Europe. 
God  protects  minorities  when  they  are  in  the  right,  anil 
when  with  mamr  spirits  they  cling  to  the  right.  Let  the 
worst  come,  we  can  but  die.  True,  we  want  to  live,  and  t<» 
live  for  the  land  that  gave  us  birth.  We  want  to  work  f<.r 
her  welfare,  and  gather  around  her  the  sympathies  and  the 
help  of  the  world.  We  want  at  last  to  sleep  peacefully 
under  her  green  sward,  and  to  transmit  to  our  children  the 
liberties,  civil  and  sacred,  which  we  have  inherited. 

The  resolution  was  carried  unanimously  amid  loiu! 

The  Lord  Mayor  of  Belfast  briefly  thanked  t he- 
Convention  for  the  resolution,  and  apologised  for  the 
absence  of  Viscount  Tcmplctown,  who  was  attending 
a  great  meeting  of  Unionists  in  Edinburgh. 

o  o  o 

Sir  Thomas  Butler,  Bart.,  having  moved  Mr.  John 
R.  \Yigham  into  the  second  chair. 

Mil.  WIGHAM  said — I  would  like  to  make  an  obser- 
vation respecting  this  great  gathering,  the  greatest  perhaps 
ever  seen  in  this  city,  and  to  compare  it  with  the  historic 
demonstration  of  1887,  to  which  I  have  already  referred. 


Having  had  the  privilege  of  viewing  both  meetings  from  this 
chair  I  have  come  to  the  conclusion  that  this  meeting  is 
the  more  momentous,  and  more  likely,  under  the  Divine 
blessing,  to  influence  beneficially  the  destinies  of  this 
country.  The  attendance  is  as  large — there  are  as  many 
thousand  people  to-night  crushed  into  these  premises. 
On  our  platform  to-night  as  on  that  occasion,  there  are 
men  of  station,  wealth,  and  culture,  leaders  in  the  learned 
professions,  some  of  the  highest  and  brightest  intellects 
among  us,  and  above  all  a  preponderance  of  thct  staunch 
mercantile  class  which  has  a  real  stake  in  the  country, 
and  is  not  easily  led  astray  by  spurious  patriotism,  and 
the  vapourings  of  professional  agitators.  But  this  meeting 
is  not  an  ordinary  public  meeting,  open  to  all  whom 
curiosity  or  any  other  motive  might  induce  to  attend.  This 
great  gathering  of  all  creeds  and  classes  is  a  Convention,  and 
every  person  present  is  delegated  to  represent  not  only 
himself  but  the  political  faith  of  those  who  sent  him.  They 
come  from  all  parts  of  the  three  southern  provinces  of 
Ireland,  sent  to  testify  by  their  presence  here  that  there  is 
in  these  districts  a  deeply-rooted  determination  to  oppose- 
to  the  very  uttermost  any  measure  which  may  in  the  slightest 
degree  tend  to  the  disintegration  of  the  Kingdom.  Our 
friends  everywhere  may  feel  assured  that  if  this  Convention, 
following  the  grand  demonstrations  in  the  City  of  Belfast, 
does  not  convince  the  English  people  that  any  tampering  with 
the  Union  is  dangerous,  and  cannot  and  must  not  be  attempted, 
it  is  because  they  are  unwilling  to  open  their  minds  to 
conviction,  and  desire  to  listen  to  one  man  rather  than  to 
the  voice  of  the  one  million  and  a  half  of  educated  Irish 
people  who  absolutely  refuse  to  be  robbed  of  their  birth- 
right as  citi/ens  of  the  British  Empire. 

The      Hon.      HOR.VCK      PI.UXKF.TT,     Dunsany     Castle, 
County     Meath,      said — Mr.     Chairman,     my    lords     and 

gentlemen,  a  task  which  would  at  any  time  have  been 
a  pleasure — namely,  that  of  proposing  a  vote  of  thanks  to 
the  Earl  of  Fingall  for  his  conduct  in  the  chair — is  rendered 
doublv  grateful  bv  the  manner  in  which  he  has  discharged 

From  a  J 

his  duties.  An  intimate  knowledge  of  his  character 
prevents  my  wounding  him  in  his  tenderest  spot — that 
unassuming  modesty  which  lias  ever  been  the  leading 


characteristic  of  his  family.  Lord  Fingall's  public  appear- 
ances have  been  fe\v  heretofore.  But  T  am  sure  I  speak  the 
mind  of  this  meeting  when  I  say  that  those  who  have  heard 
his  opening  address  to-day  will  feel  that  he  has  qualified 
himself  as  a  representative  man  — one  to  whom  his  country 
will  look  to  take  his  part  in  the  great  crisis  through  which 
we  have  to  pass.  Those  who  called  upon  him  as  the 
premier  Catholic  of  Ireland  to  come  and  preside  over  this 
great  gathering  had  little  to  guide  them  as  to  how  lie  was 
likely  to  perform  his  duty  beyond  his  reputation  as  a  good 
landlord,  a  model  country  gentleman,  and — no  small 
indication  of  fitness  for  his  task  to-night,  a  popular  and 
courteous  master  who  \vent  straight  with  hounds.  I  am  sure 
none  of  us  failed  to  admire  the  manner  in  which  he  went 
straight  to-night.  Without  hurting  the  feelings  of  one  of 
the  vast  majority  of  us  who  differ  from  him  in  religion,  he 
manfully  upheld  the  dignity  of  his  faith,  and  whilst  preserving 
both  religious  and  political  independence,  he  sho\ved  that  a 
Catholic  could  be  as  good  a  Unionist  as  any  man  amongst 
us.  Lord  Fingall  is  not  only  consistent  to  himself,  but  he 
is  true  to  the  traditions  of  his  ancestors.  Writing  at  the  end 
of  1798,  in  the  last  days  of  the  last  Irish  Parliament.  Lord 
Cormvallis,  the  Viceroy,  gives  us  this  remarkable  picture  of 
the  attitude  towards  the  LTnion  of  the  great  grandfather  of 
the  present  Earl — "  I  rather  think  we  shall  carry  the  point 
of  the  Union  of  this  countrv  without  verv  great  difficulty. 
The  Catholics  are  for  it,  and  the  principal  persons  amongst 
them,  such  as  Lord  Fingall,  Lord  Kenmare.  Dr.  Troy, 
Titular  Archbishop  of  Dublin,  say  that  they  do  not  wish 
the  question  of  Catholics  being  admitted  into  representa- 
tion to  be  agitated  at  this  time,  as  it  would  render  the 
whole  measure  more  difficult.  They  do  not  think  the 
Irish  Parliament  capable  of  entering  into  a  cool  and 
dispassionate  consideration  of  their  case,  and  that  they 
trust  that  the  United  Parliament  will  at  a  proper  time 

allow  them  every  privilege  that  may  be  consistent  with 
the  Protestant  Establishment."  History  has  almost  repeated 
itself,  but  not  quite.  Lord  Fingall  is  with  us  in  person,  and 
Lord  Ken  mare  in  sympathy.  Would  that  the  picture  were 
complete,  and  that  another  prominent  Catholic  to  whom  the 
mantle  of  Dr.  Troy  had  descended  were  now  on  this  platform, 
by  the  side  of  Lord  Fingall,  solemnly  warning  his  co-religion- 
ists against  the  danger  to  which  their  spiritual  and  material 
welfare  would  be  subjected  by  the  heat  and  passion  oi 
an  Irish  Parliament.  At  this  late  hour  I  cannot  ask  you  to 
listen  to  a  speech  of  any  length,  but  I  must  ask  your 
indulgence  for  a  few  minutes  while  I  refer  to  one  or  two 
other  points  in  Lord  Fingall's  address.  We  cannot  repeat 
too  often  the  necessity  for  organixation  of  our  forces  and  do 
not  let  us  neglect  to  make  use  of  this  great  opportunity  to 
set  in  motion  the  machinery  by  which  the  union  of  the 
Unionists  (to  use  his  expression)  can  be  maintained,  not  as  a 
mere  abstraction,  but  as  a  force  in  politics.  Our  course  is 
plain.  Let  us  strengthen  and  support  the  Irish  Unionist 
Alliance,  which  has  shown  its  efficiency  by  the  way  in  which 
it  has  enabled  the  hitherto  disorganised  Smith  of  Ireland 
Unionists  to  make  as  authoritative  announcement  as  has 
ever  been  made  by  a  political  party.  Lastly,  let  us  not  regard 
this  great  Convention  (which  Lord  Fingall  rightly  described 
as  a  duty  better  done  late  than  never  done  at  all)  as  the  be 
all  and  end  all  of  our  resistance  to  Home  Rule.  Another 
duty  will  be  upon  us  in  the  immediate  future — the  duty  of 
reaffirming  our  protest  in  the  great  constitutional  battle  of  the 
polls.  And  when  that  battle  is  over  and  the  excitement  of 
the  crisis  dies  away,  when  we  have  gained,  as  please  (iod  we 
shall,  some  portion  of  the  representation  which  is  our  lawful 
due,  let  us  still  hold  together,  and  take  some  part  as  a  strong 
and  growing  party  in  the  government  of  the  United  Kingdom. 
Above  all,  in  our  strength  let  us  forget  the  past,  and 
remember  that  our  main  object  is  to  satiVfv  no  sectarian  or 


partisan  cravings,  but  to  promote  the  material  and  industrial 
welfare  of  our  beloved  country. 

SIR  HKNRY  G RATTAN  BEI.I.EW,  Bart.,  Mount  Bellow, 
Mount  Bellew  Bridge,  Co.  Gahvay,  in  seconding  the  resolu- 
tion, said — It  is  with  a  double  pleasure  that  1  second  this 

motion ;  in  the  first  place,  for  the  political  importance 
Avhich  attaches  to  the  action  of  our  noble  chair. nan,  and  in 
the  second  place  for  the  service  he  has  rendered  to  us  Catholic 

Unionists  of  Ireland  in  the  effort  he  has  made  to  dispel  the 
libellous  notion  which  largely  prevails  that  the  Catholic 
leligion  in  Ireland  has  become  subservient  to  politics.  In 
many  parts  of  England  the  name  of  Irish  Catholic  is 
synonymous  with  Nationalist  Home  Ruler.  We  loyal 
Catholics  of  Ireland  are  envious  of  the  Protestant  inhabi- 
tants of  the  North,  who  have  up  to  this  apparently  got 
the  credit  of  being  the  only  loyal  men  in  Ireland.  1  speak 
not  as  a  landlord,  but  as  a  delegate  from  the  West  of  Ireland, 
and  I  see  before  me  my  brother  delegates,  mostly  Catholics 
and  comprising  farmers,  who  live  by  farming  only.  If  Mr. 
Gladstone  only  knew  a  little  about  Ireland  he  would  have 
included  in  his  list  of  rogues  and  fools  vast  numbers  of 
Catholic-  from  the  .South.  East,  and  West  of  Ireland,  who 
are  firmly  determined  to  maintain  the  Union,  and  to  win  for 
Ireland  her  permanent  and  proper  place  in  the  British 
Empire — an  Empire  largely  von  on  manv  a  hard-fought 
field  by  the  bravery  of  Irish  soldiers,  and  often  saved  by 
Irish  genius,  and  of  which  Empire  as  Irishmen  we  are  justly 

Mr.  Wigham  put  the  resolution  to  the  meeting,  and 
declared  it  carried  by  acclamation. 

The  EARL  OF  FIX<;AI.L.  in  returning  thanks,  said  —  Mr. 
Chairman,  my  Lord  Mayor,  ladies  and  gentlemen,  at  this 
verv  late  hour  of  the  evening,  il  I  am  to  keep  up  to  the 
reputation  which  you  have  given  to  me  in  that  song  you  have 
sung  of  being  "A  jolly  good  fellow,"  I  must  merely  thank 
you  as  shortly  as  I  can  for  the  vote  of  thanks  which  has  been 
proposed,  seconded,  and  passed  to  me  :  and  I  will  make 
way  for  what  is.  and  what  I  hope,  trust,  and  believe  ahvays 
will  be,  our  National  Anthem,  "  Cod  save  the  Queen." 

The  proceedings  then  concluded  with  the  singing  of 
the  National  Anthem,  in  which  the  whole  audience 
joined  with  enthusiasm. 

H  E  P  0  It  T 




MALI,     No.     2. 

L'liah  man  : 


Dirc.torofthc Bunkof  Ircl.-.nd,  DircctjroftlieCrejt  Northern  KailiL'ay,  e' 

R  E  P  0  K  T 




HALL     No.     -2. 

Chairman— ItlR.  THOMAS   1'i.r.VKKT  CAIKXKS,  .1.1'., 

.-oj'iht!  liiit<!:vjl,\-l<nnl,  D.'.v .-f<i,-  <\f  the  (i.v.-i(  .Vo,-(/,,Vli  Ktiln 

Owing  to  the  large  number  of  delegates  attending 
the  Convention,  it  was  found  necessary  to  improvise 
the  second  of  the  Leinstcr  Hall  buildings,  in  order  10 
afford  the  required  accommodation. 

The  meeting  held  in  this  Hall  was  erroneously 
described  in  the  newspapers  as  an  ';  overflow " 
meeting.  It  was  not  so  in  reality.  Every  scat  in  it 
was  allocated  beforehand,  the  delegates  being  divided 
between  the  two  Halls  in  the  proportion  of  three- 
fifths  in  Hall  No.  I,  and  two-fifths  in  Hall  Xo.  2. 

The  following  preliminary  description  is  taken 
from  the  daily  papers  : — 

The  minor  Hall  was  most  appropriately  decorated  with 
flags,  bunting,  and  mottoes.  At  the  back  of  the  platform 
was  suspended  the  Union  Jack,  with  the  words  '•  Hod 
defend  the  Right  "  on  one  side,  and  ''  Union  is  Strength  '' 
on  the  other.  All  round  the  Hall  ran  a  continuous  line  of 
flags,  and  at  the  back  of  the  building  stood  out  the  motto, 
u  Defence  not  Defiance,"  and  the  words  "Industry, 
Prosperity,  and  Peace."  The  Hail  looked  exceeding  well, 
and  a  remarkable  scene  was  witnessed  when  at  6.45  p.m. 

1 4o 

the  doors  were  opened  and  an  immense  multitude  of 
delegates  poured  into  the  annexe.  Before  many  minutes 
the  entire  building  was  filled  by  an  enthusiastic  body  of  men 
— for  with  the  exception  of  one  or  two  ladies  who  were 
-seated  on  the  platform  the  meeting  was  entirely  composed 
of  men.  Not  a  single  particle  of  space  was  left  unoccupied, 
rind  even  the  platform  was  crowded  to  inconvenience. 
l>efo:e  the  opening  of  the  proceedings  the  delegates  occupied 
themselves  by  singing  "God  save  the  Queen"  and  other 
patriotic  songs,  and  by  cheering  for  the  foremost  champion 
of  the  Unionist  cause. 

Amongst  those  present  on  the  platform  were  — 

The  Earl  de  Montalt  and  the  Ladies  Maude,  the  Eirl  of 
I) jnoughmore.  Lord  Crofton.  Lord  Casrletown,  the  Solicitor- 
General,  Sir  Richard  .Martin.  Hart.  :  Sir  Edward  Sullivan, 
Bart.;  Messrs.  T.  P.  Cairnes.  J.I'.;  G.  V.  Brooke,  D.I..; 
|.  Talbot-Power.  D.I..;  \V.  E.  C.tklbeck,  J.P.  ;  <  'jlonel 
Donaldson;  Mr.  William  Findlater,  j  p.,  D.I..;  Rev.  Dr. 
Evans;  Mr.  J.  Malcolm  Inglis,  J.P.  ;  Mr.  Maurice  Djckrell.  J.P.  ; 
Sir  Henry  Cochrane,  D.I,.  :  .Messrs.  T.  ( '.  Frank?.  \Y.  G.  ( 'o\. 
|.  Forbes  Maguire,  E.  J  Phillip;,  Thomas  Pirn,  un.,  J  p.:  \Y.n. 
Kenny,  o  (  . :  Valentine  Ball.  D. I.. ;  R.  \\".  Shekleton.  <,»  c.  ;  Piers 
White,  (j.c.  ;  Alex.  Kennedy  ;  Alderman  Robert  Sexton,  J.P.  ; 
Sir  John  Hanks,  M.D.  ;  Sir  George  Porter,  B.irt..  D.I,.  :  M  ".  \Ym. 
Paisley,  M  r.  Lloyd  Yaughan,  D.L.  ;  Hon.  C.  Trench:  Messrs. 
G.  Pollexfen.  J.P.  ;  K.  F.  Brooke,  \\'.  J.  Siewart :  Captain  E. 
Stewart,  and  Messis.  E.  II.  Tallow,  C.  G.  Tatlow.  \\  .  Roberts. 
J.  G.  Nu.ting,  X.  Hammond,  Stephen  Moore,  D.I..  ;  Percy  La 
Touch e,  D.L. 

Punctually  at  half-past  seven  o'clock,  p.m  - 
Mr.  T.  C'.  FRANK-,  President  of  the  Incorporated  Law 
Societv  of  Ireland,  said — Gentlemen.  I  cannot  sa\  how 
pleased  I  am  to  see  such  a  githering  here  this  evening,  and 
our  only  regret  is  that  our  space  did  not  admit  of  double, 
.aye  treble  the  numbers,  so  that  the  committee  could  have 
ace  xnmodated  some  more  of  the  numerous  applicants  for 

admission.  The  committee  have  done  their  utmost  accord- 
ing to  the  space  at  their  command,  and  with  the  most 
untiring  energy  have,  I  think,  succeeded  most  satisfactorily 
in  accommodating  delegates  from  every  part  of  the  three 

MK.    T.    C.    KKANKS. 

provinces,  and  making  it  in  every  respect  a  most  represen- 
tative meeting  of  all  classes.  Such  a  gathering  as  this  shows. 
I  think,  that  the  representatives  of  unionism  in  this  country 
are  up  and  stirring,  and,  I  trust,  is  a  good  augury  that  iu> 


individual  efforts  may  be  spared  at  the  approaching  election. 
It  is  not  sufficient  that  a  fe\v  should  exert  themselves,  but 
every  man  should  do  his  own  part  at  such  a  time  as  tin's,  and 
every  Unionist  elector  should  record  his  vote  at  the  coming 
election,  and  while  I  regret  to  say  too  much  apathy  lias  been 
r>hown  on  our  side  in  past  elections.  I  sincerely  trust  there 
may  be  a;>ne  in  this.  I  have  now.  gentlemen,  to  propose 
that  Mr.  T.  1'lunket  Cairnes  do  take  the  chair. 

The  motion  was  briefly  seconded  by  Alderman  Sir 
Henry  Cochrane,  D.L. 

Mr.  THOMAS  PLTNKF.T  CAIRNIX  J.P..*  Director  and 
ex-(iovernor  of  the  Bank  of  Ireland,  Director  of  the  fiivat 
Northern  Railway,  having  taken  the  chair,  said— We  are 
assembled  here  this  evening  on  no  ordinary  occasion.  We 
meet  to  discuss  no  ordinary  political  question.  We  are 
assembled  at  what  must  be  regarded  as  a  <.ri>is  in  the  historv 
of  our  country,  to  express  the  opinion  of  loyal  Unionists  on 
the  great  constitutional  question  that  transcends  all  others  in 
its  momentous  importance  to  us  Irishmen — the  question  of 
the  supremacy  of  the  Imperial  Parliament — the  maintenance 
of  the  Union-  to  record  our  solemn  protest  against  Home 
Rule.  Nor  is  this  assembly  an  ordinarv  political  gathering 
taken  at  random  from  the  public  at  large  reflecting  indis- 
tinctlv  the  passing  opinion  of  the  day.  On  the  contrary,  it 
is  thoroughly  representative,  composed  entirely  of  delegates 
selected  for  this  very  purpose  by  Unionist  electors  through- 
out the  three  southern  provinces,  representing  every  (lass 
and  creed,  and  varied  interest  in  the  community,  but  all 
thoroughlv  united  in  their  unwavering  attachment  to  the 
Union  and  their  loyalty  to  the  Crown.  It  is  not  unfitting 
that  I  should  at  the  outset  remind  you  of  this  — that  I  should 
endeavour  to  impress  on  even'  individual  member  ol  this 
vast  a'atheriiiLf  the  resnonsibilitv  under  which  he  is  acting. 


But  six  years  have  elapsed  since  the  country  pronounced  in 
a  very  decided  way  on  this  issue — pronounced  its  fixed 
determination  that  the  Union  should  be  maintained. 
Everything  that  has  since  occurred  has  been  calculated  t ) 
deepen  and  confirm  that  determination ;  and  now  that 

ALDF.HM.VN    Sill    HtNKY    COCHKANK,    !>.  1. 
I-Yoiii  (I  J'/idfr../.-!!].;.]  [/>'y   »',  i-wt-r,  />ril,fiii. 

this  issue  is  once  more  to  be  raised,  may  we  not  reason- 
ably anticipate  that  the  country  will  return  the  same 
verdict,  and  return  it  in  a  manner  that  will  prove  decisive 
and  final?  And  now,  in  comparing  the  present  political 


situation  with  that  which  existed  when  this  issue  was  last 
raised,  there  are  two  points  to  which  I  would  direct 
your  attention— first,  that  the  issue  to  he  decided  remains- 
practically  unchanged,  and,  second,  that  the  relative  posi- 
tion of  the  two  parties  concerned  has  become  completely 
reversed.  First,  the  issue  remains  practically  unchanged 
No  doubt  there  have  been  many  changes  in  the  form 
in  which  that  issue  has  been  stated  from  time  to  time, 
many  widely  different  versions  of  what  is  to  be  understood 
by  Home  Rule ;  but  all  these,  however  they  may  vary, 
have  this  objectionable  feature  in  common,  that  they 
all  propose  to  interfere  with  the  supreme  authority  of  the 
Imperial  Parliament,  all  involve  legislation  that  will  weaken, 
if  not  break,  the  bond  that  unites  this  country  to  Great 
Britain.  While  the  Parnellite  section  avow  that  they  still 
demand  all  that  was  included  in  the  bill  of  1886,  and  some- 
thing more,  the  Federationists  and  Gladstonians  try  to  make 
their  demands  appear  as  moderate  as  they  can.  They  profess 
that  they  merely  ask  that  "  Irishmen  should  be  allowed 
to  manage  Irish  affairs  " — a  very  plausible  phrase — but  when 
you  come  to  define  what  it  means,  you  find  that  "Irishmen'' 
means  Irish  Nationalists,  to  the  exclusion  of  all  who  differ 
from  them — while  Irish  affairs  include  every  question  in  which 
Irish  Nationalists  desire  to  meddle,  no  matter  ho\v  deep  an 
interest  Englishmen  or  Scotchmen  may  have  in  them  too. 
They  indeed  show  much  ingenuity  in  disguising  the  real 
issue  and  confusing  the  question — and  in  endeavouring  t<> 
show  that  they  contemplate  no  revolutionary  measures ;  but 
describe  it  as  they  will,  and  disguise  it  as  they  may,  the 
question  still  involves  the  maintenance  of  the  Union— the 
supremacy  of  the  Imperial  Parliament.  To  parody  the  well- 
known  lines  of  Moore  — 

They  may  twist,  the\  may  obscure  the  cause  as  they  will, 

But  the  taint  of  disloyalty  clings  to  it  still  — 

disloyalty  to   the   Constitution,  closely  allied    with    which   is 


disloyalty  to  the  Crown.  I  prefer  to  judge  these  gentlemen 
by  their  acts  rather  than  their  professions,  and  the  manner 
in  which  they  have  received  every  measure  introduced  by 
the  present  Government  for  the  benefit  of  this  country  shows 
conclusively  that  what  they  want  is  not  free  and  equal  laws, 
not  liberal  measures  or  local  government,  but  to  be  placed  in 
such  a  position  that  they  can  impose  their  will  on  all  who 
differ  from  them.  Secondly,  while  the  issuj  between  us 
remains  the  same,  the  relative  positions  of  the  two  parties 
has  been  completely  reversed.  In  1886  the  Nationalist 
party  presented  an  apparently  united  and  unbroken  front, 
highly  organized,  well  disciplined,  and  acting  with  perfect 
unanimity  under  the  control  of  one  leading  spirit,  bound  by 
a  formal  engagement  to  sit  and  act  and  vote  together.  We 
do  not  forget  the  weight  Mr.  Gladstone  attached  to  the 
unanimous  demand  of  86  representatives  :  how  he  made  it  a 
pretext  for  recanting  all  his  former  opinions,  proving  false  to 
nil  the  traditions  of  his  previous  career.  Happily  he  can  do 
so  no  longer.  This  apparent  unanimity  has  proved  to  be 
unreal:  this  formidable  phalanx  has  been  broken  up  into 
innumerable  sections,  no  two  of  which  are  agreed  as  to  the 
nature  or  form  of  their  demands,  and  which  are  animated 
with  the  bitterest  hostility  towards  each  other,  while  their 
Glatlstonian  allies  are  obliged  to  take  refuge'  in  the  vaguest 
generalities,  and  to  resist  every  attempt  to  elicit  their  real 
opinions.  If  we  now  turn  to  the  Unionists,  we  shall  see 
how  completely  their  position,  too,  has  been  altered  in  an 
opposite  direction.  In  1886  the  Unionist  panv  could  hardly 
be  said  to  exist.  The  Conservatives,  stunned  by  the  panic 
caused  by  Mr.  Gladstone's  sudden  apostacy— uncertain  what 
course  might  be  adopted  by  the  other  Liberal  leaders,  were 
thoroughly  disheartened.  Xo\v  all  this  is  changed.  The 
Liberal  Unionists,  acting  in  a  manner  that  cannot  be  too  highly 
praised — disregarded  their  personal  interests,  broke  with  their 
apostate  leader,  and  adhered  to  their  principles.  A^six 



years'  experience  has  drawn  the  t\vo  sections  of  the  party 
closely  together,  inspired  them  with  mutual  confidence,  and 
shown  that  they  can  act  cordially  together,  and  can  pass 
measures  of  the  first  importance  for  the  benefit  of  this  country 
and  of  Great  Britain  in  the  face  of  the  bitterest  opposition. 
In  short — while  one  party  has  become  disorganised  and 
discredited — torn  into  contending  factions — the  other  has 
become  consolidated  and  strengthened,  and  shown  that  it 
can  conduct  most  ably  the  affairs  of  this  great  Kmpire.  Xow, 
to  what  conclusion  do  all  these  considerations  point?  If 
the  issue  at  stake  remains  the  same,  and  we  are  now  better 
informed  as  to  the  nature  and  extent  of  the  danger  we  have 
to  face  ;  if  the  Nationalists  have  been  disorganised  and 
discredited;  and  have  demonstrated  by  their  own  conduct 
their  utter  unfitness  for  the  position  they  would  assume  ;  if,  on 
the  other  hand,  the  Unionist  party,  consolidated  and 
strengthened,  have  shown  that  they  can  act  together  cordiallv, 
and  that  the  government  of  Ireland  by  an  Imperial  Parliament 
is  possible —  do  not  all  these  considerations  point  in  one 
direction — namely,  in  inducing  us  to  support  the  present 
Government — in  encouraging  us  to  persist  with  increased 
determination  and  increased  confidence  in  our  opposition  to 
"  Home  Rule."  And  now  I  would  say  a  word  on  the 
immediate  object  in  view  in  holding  this  Convention.  It  has 
been  held  mainly  to  dispel  misapprehension  on  two  points  — 
ist.  That  the  opposition  to  Home  Rule  is  confined  t:> 
Ulster:  2nd.  That  the  landlords  alone  are  concerned 
in  it.  The  voice  of  this  meeting,  spontaneously  assembled 
from  every  part  of  the  three  southern  provinces, 
composed  as  it  is  of  men  of  all  creeds  and  classes  and 
sections  of  the  communitv.  must  remove  such  a  misappre- 
hension from  any  reasonable  mind.  Let  that  voice  be  heard 
in  clear  ami  decisive  tones,  and  let  it  tell  the  English  electorate 
that  there  is  in  the  southern  provinces,  as  well  as  Ulster,  a 
body  of  loyal  men.  who,  warmly  sympathising  with  Ulster  in 


this  matter,  have  thoroughly  made  up  their  minds  0:1  this  sub- 
ject, and  are  determined  to  make  their  voices  heard.  A  declara- 
tion has,  as  you  are  aware,  been  drawn  up,  setting  forth  ia 
plain,  sober,  but  most  decisive  terms  what  I  may  describe  as 
the  political  creed  of  Unionists  at  this  juncture.  This  will 
now  be  read  and  submitted  for  your  adoption.  It  is  not 
necessary  that  I  should  enter  further  into  the  doctrines  it 
enunciates.  They  will  be  fully  dealt  with  by  succeeding 
speakers;  but  this,  I  would  say,  before  I  sit  down,  wkh  all 
the  emphasis  in  my  power — let  us,  acting  under  a  sense  of 
the  responsibility  imposed  upon  us  at  this  time,  give  a  clear 
and  unanimous  response  in  favour  of  this  declaration.  Let 
us  say,  without  threat  or  menace,  but  with  calm  and  fixed 
resolve,  that  we  will  oppose  to  the  utmost  of  our  power,  by 
every  constitutional,  by  every  legitimate  means,  any  measure 
of  Home  Rule,  however  plausible  and  however  specious, 
that  would  impair  in  any  degree  the  supreme  authority  of  the 
Imperial  Parliament,  which  we  regard  as  the  only  adequate 
safeguard  of  our  civil  and  religious  liberty — any  measure,  call 
it  what  you  may,  that  would  tend  to  weaken  or  loosen  the 
bond  that  unites  this  country  to  Great  Britain. 

Mr.  W.  G.  Cox,  Secretary,  said  they  had  received  that 
afternoon  up  to  a  hundred,  perhaps  more  than  a  hundred, 
telegrams  of  sympathy  from  Unionists  in  every  part  of  Great 
Britain.  It  would  almost  take  the  time  accorded  to  the 
whole  meeting  to  read  these  messages,  but  they  had  received 
three  letters  that  the  Committee  thought  ought  to  be  read. 
One  was  from  the  Duke  of  Devonshire,  another  was  from 
Mr.  Lecky,  the  historian,  and  the  third  was  from  Professor 

Mr.  Cox  then  read  the  letters,  the  salient  passages 
in  which  were  loudly  applauded  by  the  audience.* 

*  TUt  tu'xt  of  the  letters  ir  il  toll-gram.-?  ;uv  given  hi  Appendices. 


MR.    MAURICE    E.    DOCKRELL.    J.P.,  then  read  the 
"following  Declaration  : — 

\\e,   Irishmen,  belonging  to  the  three  Southern  Provinces, 
being  of  all  creeds  and    classes,  representing   many   separate 

inteiests,    and  sharing  a   common    desire    for   the  honour  and 

welfare  of  our  countiy.  hereby  declare  our  ur.s\ver\  ing  allegiance 
to  the  Throne  and  Constituiion.  and  oar  unalterable  determina- 
tion to  uphold  the  Legislative  Union  between  Great  Britain  and 


We  protest  against  the  creation  of  a  Parliament  for  Ireland, 
whether  separate  or  subordinate. 

We  protest  against  the  creation  of  an  Irish  Executive, 
dependent  for  its  existence  upon  the  pleasure  of  an  Irish 

MK.    M.VL'UICK    K      I  lOCKIi  Kl  I.,    J.I'. 

We  do  so  upon  the  following  grounds  :  — 

Because  any  measure  for  the  creation  of  a  separate    Irish 
Parliament,  and   a   separate    Irish    Executive,  would    produce 

most  dangerous  social  confusion,  involving  a  disastrous  conflict 
of  interests  and  classes,  and  a  serious  risk  of  civil  war. 

Because  such  a  measure  would  endanger  the  commercial 
relations  between  Ireland  and  Great  Britain,  and  would  cause 
in  Ireland  widespread  financial  distrust,  followed  by  a  complete 
paralysis  of  enterprise. 

Because  such  a  measure  would  imperil  personal  liberty, 
freedom  of  opinion,  and  the  spirit  of  tolerance  in  Ireland. 

Because  such  a  measure,  instead  of  effecting  a  settlement, 
would  inevitably  pave  the  wa /  for  further  efforts  to\vards  the 
complete  separation  of  Ireland  from  Great  Britain. 

Because  no  statutory  limitations  restricting  the  authority  of 
an  Irish  Legislative  Assembly,  or  the  power  of  an  Irish  Executive, 
could  piotect  the  freedom  and  the  rights  of  minorities  in  the 
Provinces  of  Leinster,  Munster,  and  Connaught. 

Because,  while  in  the  divided  state  of  Irish  Society,  no  party 
in  Ireland  can  safely  be  entrusted  with  powers  of  Government 
over  the  other  sections  of  the  community,  such  a  measure  would 
hand  over  Ireland  to  the  Government  of  a  party  which  has 
proved  itself  unworthy  of  the  exercise  of  power  by  its  systematic 
defiance  of  the  law,  and  disregard  of  the  elementary  principles 
of  honesty,  liberty,  and  justice. 

Because  the  Imperial  Parliament  is  fully  competent  and 
willing  to  legislate  for  Ireland,  to  maintain  justice  and  equality, 
and  to  promote,  by  wise  enactments,  the  welfare  of  our  country. 

Finally,  regarding  the  question  from  a  wider  point  of  view 
than  that  which  concerns  alone  the  internal  government  of 
Ireland,  highly  prizing  as  we  do  the  advantages  we  derive  from 
our  present  Imperial  position,  and  being  justly  ptoud  of  the 
place  which  Irishmen  have  long  held  amongst  those  to  whom 
the  Empire  owes  its  prosperity  and  fame,  having  been  faithful 
in  our  allegiance  to  our  Sovereign,  upholders  of  the  Constitution, 
and  obseivers  of  the  law,  we  protest  against  any  change  that 
will  deprive  us  of  our  Constitutional  birthright,  by  which  we 
stand  on  equal  ground  with  Englishmen  and  Scotchmen,  as 
subjects  of  our  beloved  Queen  and  as  citizens  of  the  British 

LORD  CASTI.F:TO\VX  of  Upper  Ossory  moved  the  follow- 
ing resolution  : — 

"  That  this  Convention  hereby  adopts  the  Declaration  now 
read,  and  earnestly  appeals  to  the  Electors  of  the  United 


Kingdom  to  give  effect  to  its  objects  and  policy  by  supporting 
with  their  votes  the  maintenance  of  the  Legislative  Union  in  its 
integrity,  and  the  preservation  to  the  people  of  Ireland  of 
equality  of  rights  and  privileges  with  the  people  of  England  and 
of  Scotland  as  fellow-citizen;  of  the  United  Kingdom." 

LORD  CASTLETOWN  said —  Fellow-countrymen,  \vc  are  met 
here  to-night  at  one  of  the  most  important  meetings  of  our 
time,  if  not  of  any  time  in  the  history  of  this  country. 
Delegates  from  every  constituency  throughout  the  three 
Southern  provinces  are  in  the  t\vo  great  halls  to-night. 
Men  of  all  classes,  men  of  all  creeds,  Roman  Catholics, 
Presbyterians,  Church  of  Ireland  men.  Nonconformists, 
all  are  iiere  to-night.  Men  descended  from  all  the 
nationalitcs  which  make  up  our  Irish  race  are  blended 
here  to-night — -Celt  and  Norman,  Dane  and  Crom\vellian. 
Men  whose  forefathers  fought  bitterly  in  times  gone  by  non- 
stand  shoulder  to  shoulder  for  the  great  cause;  but  not  only 
that,  landlord  and  tenant,  labourer  and  artisan,  the  merchant 
prince  and  the  leaders  of  our  literature  and  thought,  ail  are 
now  united  and  determined  in  one  cause,  and  one  protest. 
The  caiu'e  is  the  cause  of  the  Union,  and  we  protest  against 
the  creation  of  a  Parliament  in  Ireland,  whether  separate  or 
subordinate,  and  against  the  creation  of  an  Irish  executive 
dependent  for  its  existence  upon  tlie  pleasure  of  an  Irish 
Parliament.  The  great  and  stupendous  meeting  in  Belfast 
has  shown  the  United  Kingdom  the  stuff  of  which  our 
brethren  in  the  North  are  made.  We  know  that  should  the 
evil  day  arise  they  will  stand  >houlder  to  shoulder  with  us 
and  we  thank  them  for  their  sympathy,  and  we  shall  welcome 
their  assistance.  But.  fellow-countrymen,  our  position  is  far 
more  critical  than  theirs.  We  should,  in  the  event  of  a  I  lome 
Rule  Parliament  being  established,  be  absolute!  v  at  the 
mercy  of  that  Parliament  and  the  executive  connected  with 
it.  Ho'.v  should  we  fare?  We  kno\v  the  measure  that  was 
meted  out  to  those  who  resisted  the  Land  League.  We 
know  the  tyranny  that  is  practised  when  Parnellite  meets 
Anti-l'arnellite,  or  Ar.ti- Parnellite  defeats  Parnellite.  I  will 
not  prophesy  what  might  happen,  I  will  not  in  this  great  and 
solemn  assembly,  say  one  word  to  hurt  the  feelings  of  those 
who  differ  from  us,  but  I  will  call  into  prominence  the 

reasons  why  we 'protest,  and  that  shall  bo  our  answer. 
There  are  three  salient  reasons  in  our  Declaration.  First, 
personal  liberty  will  be  endangered.  Gentlemen,  to  my  mind 
the  first  reason  covers  all — personal  liberty.  Is  there  any 
land  in  which  man  is  so  free  as  in  our  United  Kingdom? 
Ask  the  foreigner  :  ask  the  American.  Our  personal  liberty 
is  the  very  essence  of  freedom.  I  ask  you,  as  nun  from 
Leinster,  Minister,  and  Connaught,  what  would  be  our 
liberty  if  a  Parnellite  or  Anti-Parnellite  Parliament  were 
sitting  in  Dublin.  Xay.  more,  if  the  Parliament  were 
Anti-Parnellite  what  liberty  would  be  given  Parnellite  or 
Unionist  ?  Now  we  are  the  free  citi/ens  of  the  greatest 
Empire  of  the  world,  then  we  should  be  the  slaves  of  a 
sectarian  oligarchy,  or  of  a  revolutionary  conclave.  Shall 
we  accept  this  fate  without  a  struggle  ?  I  say  we  will  not. 
Our  brethren  in  Ulster  are  by  our  side,  the  Unionists  of 
England  and  Scotland  are  with  us ;  and,  if  not  at  this 
election,  victory  in  the  long  run  is  certain  to  be  ours. 
Personal  liberty  to  every  man,  be  he  Unionist,  Parnellite,  or 
Anti-Parnellite,  will  be  secured.  We  will  not  tolerate 
dictation  ;  we  want  no  ascendency,  we  ask  for  no  undue 
power,  but  we  will  submit  to  no  tyranny.  Every  Irishman  is 
now  a  freeman,  and  by  God's  help  we  true  Irishmen,  sons  of 
our  beloved  soil,  will  maintain  that  freedom  inviolate.  What 
is  our  second  reason  for  this  protest?  We  sav  the  Imperial 
Parliament  is  fully  able  and  willing  to  legislate  for  the  welfare 
of  our  country.  For  twenty  long  years  Parliament  has  been 
doing  all  it  can  to  ameliorate  the  condition  of  every  class  in 
this  country,  and  to  atone  for  the  errors  of  the  past,  and 
what  is  the  result  ?  Ireland  is  more  prosperous,  has  made 
greater  strides  in  prosperity,  in  proportion  to  her  resources, 
than  any  portion  of  the  United  Kingdom,  and  if  peace  is 
maintained  that  prosperity  will  increase  by  leaps  and 
bounds.  The  Imperial  Parliament  is  our  birthright,  and 
it  alone,  unbiassed  by  faction,  unmoved  by  sudJen  tempests 

of  i>opular  emotion,  can  pass  without  mk  those  equal  laws 
for  all  three  nations  to  which  we  are  entitled.  I  am  astounded 
when  I  hear  our  opponents  praising,  urging  the  creation  of 
a  Parliament  in  College  Green.  Are  Irishmen  so  degenerate 
that  they  dare  not  fight  for  Ireland's  good  in  the  councils  of 
the  Empire,  but  must  seek  some  pettifogging  assembly 
in  which  Parnellite  may  squabble  with  Anti-Parnellite  over 
the  water  and  gas  rate  of  Skibbjreen.  Are  we  not  still  the 
nation  that  sent  into  the  arena  of  the  Empire  men  like  Burke, 
O'Connell,  Wellington,  Grattan,  and  all  the  great  band  of 
Irishmen  who  have  made  our  name  famous  in  the  world? 
Fellow-countrymen,  it  is  a  disgrace  to  our  nationhood  that 
men  should  be  found  in  Ireland  so  mean-spirited,  so  willingly 
factio:iist,  as  to  surrender  the  proud  birthright  of  our  race  — 
equality  with  England  and  Scotland  in  tlvj  forum  of  our  Empire. 
Now  for  our  third  reason.  This  may  seem  a  selfish  one.  We 
protest  because  such  a  measure  would  cau^e  financial  distrust, 
and  endanger  commercial  relations.  You  who  are  here- 
to-night know  this  is  true.  Do  our  opponents  realise  it  ?  J 
speak  to  them.  Do  they  know  that  the  day  a  Home  Rule 
Parliament  is  established  in  Dublin  our  financial  credit  would 
disappear?  The  great  works  now  carried  on  by  Imperial 
aid  would  close.  Taxation  would  rise  by  leaps  and 
bounds,  everv  stock  and  share  would  fall  by  20,  30.  50  per 
cent.  Merchants  now  employing  hundreds  of  men  would  and 
must  close  their  works.  The  great  banks  would  cease  to  aid 
enterprise  of  any  kind,  and  absolute  financial  paralysis  would 
supervene.  Do  our  opponents  see  this?  Do  they  dare  to 
face  it  ?  Will  not  their  dupes,  the  voters  they  have  bribed 
bv  insensate  promise,  rend  them  to  pieces  when  the  truth  is 
known,  when  British  credit  is  ours  no  longer,  when  labourers 
are  starving  in  our  streets,  and  no  work  is  to  be  obtained, 
when  Ulster  has  closed  her  ports,  and  the  taxgatherer  trom 
Dublin  dare  not  set  foot  in  Down  or  Antrim.  "U  e.  I  say, 
know  and  realise  this  awful  ri>k.  this  terrible  possibility.  But 


the  illiterate  voter,  the  poor  farmer,  the  ignorant  labourer, 
hunted  to  the  poll  by  Fenian  emissary  or  parish  priest,  has 
no  notion  that  his  vote  for  Home  Rule  will  deprive  him  not 
only  of  personal  freedom,  not  only  of  his  great  imperial 
birthright,  representation  in  the  councils  of  the  empire,  but 
even  of  that  financial  assistance  from  the  sister  isle  that  \ve 
stand  so  deeply  in  need  of,  and  that  is  due  to  us  as  atone- 
ment for  years  of  suffering,  and  years  of  misgovernment. 
AVe  are  all  Irishmen  here  to  night.  The  very  existence  of 
our  is  at  stake.  Let  me  make  one  appeal  to  those  who 
are  not  now  on  our  side.  Ulster  has  told  them  that  the  men 
of  the  North  will  hold  the  North  against  all  comers,  and  they 
will  do  it.  AVe  will  not  speak  in  terms  of  defiance.  \Ve 
wish  to  live  at  peace  with  our  fellow-countrymen,  opponents 
though  they  be.  But  we  will  ask  them — Why  continue  our 
beloved  land  as  the  battle-ground  of  part)-  politicians?  The 
Home  Rule  of  the  Fenian,  the  Home  Rule  of  the  anti- 
Parnellites  shall  not  be.  AVe  will  resist  it  to  the  last.  The 
North  will  not  tolerate  it.  The  Unionists  of  Great  Britain 
•\vill  not  permit  it.  In  Heaven's  name  condemn  not  or.r 
common  land  to  dire  sorrows  and  evils  for  the  sake  ot  a 
sentimental  chimera.  If  Irishmen  would  but  stand  together 
for  the  welfare  of  their  land,  there  is  no  measure  of  relief  we 
could  not  obtain.  Which  is  the  patriot's  course?  What 
should  be  the  desire  of  the  Nationalist?  To  free  our  land 
from  sorrow,  from  turmoil,  from  agitation,  from  tumult.  1 
know,  and  they  know,  that  victorv  is  with  our  side.  Within 
a  few  short  weeks  the  result  will  be  known.  Let  us  tell  our 
opponents  to-night,  again,  we  want  no  ascendency  ;  we  want 
n  J  tyranny  over  the  minority  ;  we  wi>h  for  equal  laws,  equal 
freedom,  and  equal  birthright  for  all  in  our  native  land.  A\  e 
will  bury  the  hatchet  if  they  choose,  and  stand  shoulder  to 
.shoulder  to  obtain  any  legislative  changes  that  TMV  benefit 
our  land  ;  but  if  they  will  not  have  peace,  if  this  crv  for 
Home  Rule  is  not  a  sentiment,  but  is,  as  I  believe  it  to  be,  a 


deep-laid,  vigorous  conspiracy  against  our  native  land, 
against  our  Empire,  then,  I  say,  we  are  prepared  for  the 
fray,  and  we  will  fight  on  till  they  come  at  last  and  beg  for 
reconciliation  with  their  fellow-countrymen  whom  they  have 
wronged.  K.vry  man  in  these  halls  to-night  knows  that  he 
has  right,  frejdom,  liberty  on  his  side.  He  knows  that  the 
great  Unionist  party  will  never  cease  to  battle  till  victory 
permanent  and  certain  is  secured.  To  every  one  of  us  is  the 
deep  trust  confided  to  protect  our  land  from  slavery.  Shall 
we  shrink  from  our  task,  surrender  our  birthright?  Shall  we 
allow  our  countrymen,  driven  hither  an  1  thither  by  the  wind 
of  agitation  and  faction,  to  imperil  our  freedom?  Shall  we 
hesitate  because  we  may  still  have  time  of  sorrow  and  gloom 
before  us?  I  believe,  I  feel,  the  day  is  slowly  dawning  when 
Irishmen  will  once  more  be  united,  when  those  who  now 
oppose  us  will  realise  that  we  have  saved  oin  country  from 
degradation,  and  when  'he  long  night  of  darkness  i'i  this 
land,  lull  as  it  has  been  for  all  of  bitter  memories,  tears,  and 
griefs,  will  pass  away,  and  in  Moore's  glorious  words — • 

Krin,  thy  silent  tear  never  shall  cease, 
Etin,  thy  languid  smile  ne'er  shall  increase, 

Till,  like  the  rainbow's  li^ht, 

Thy  various  tints  unite, 

And  form,  in  Heaven's  sight, 

One  arch  of  peace. 

Mr.  J.  MALCOLM  IKCJ.IS,  J.P..  Commissioner  of  National 
Education  in  Ireland,  Secretary  Liberal  Union  of  Ireland, 
in  seconding  the  resolution,  said — -Mr.  Chairman,  I  had  the 
pleasure  of  being  present  at  the  Ulster  Convention  in  Belfast 
last  "week,  and  it  was  a  truly  grand  and  impressive  ceremony, 
calculated.  I  believe,  to  produce  a  profound  impression  on 
the  people  of  England  and  Scotland.  The  delegates  conven- 
tion, which  numbered  about  12,330  persons,  was  representa- 
tive of  even-  portion  of  the  province  of  Ulster,  and  every 


-speaker  and  every  resolution  gave  evidence  of  steady, 
determined  purpose  ;  while  the  mass  meeting  in  the  Botanic 
Gardens,  numbering  over  ico,ooo  persons,  was  even  more 
enthusiastic,  and  not  less  determined.  And  yet  I  am  not  at 

MI;.  .1.  J:A:.COLM,  .1.1-. 

all  sure  that  our  meeting  here  to-night,  expressing  as"  it  doe? 
the  views  ot  the  three  southern  provinces,  will  not  have  even  a 
greater  effect  on  the  minds,  and.  I  trust,  on  the  votes  of  the 
.British  electorate.  The  strength  of  the  1'lster  position  con- 


stitutes  its  weakness,  while  our  weakness  constitutes  our 
strength,  in  an  appeal  to  the  British  elector.  Ulster  is  so 
strong,  so  resolute,  so  bold,  that  the  British  elector  may  feel 
that  she  is  able  to  take  care  of  herself,  and  so  may  vote  for 
Home  Rule  with  a  light  heart,  believing  that  Ulster  can 
protect  her  own  interests.  But  we  in  the  three  southern 
provinces  claim  the  consideration  of  the  British  elector  0:1 
the  very  ground  of  our  weakness.  We  are  a  small  minority, 
not  concentrated,  like  the  Unionists  of  the  North,  in  o:ie 
province,  but  scattered  amongst  a  large  hostile  majority  over 
the  three  provinces.  We  make  no  pretence  of  being  able  to 
hold  our  own,  or  to  oppose  resistance,  either  active  or 
passive,  to  the  edicts  of  a  Home  Rule  Parliament, 
should  such  be  constituted,  and  therefore  we  appeal  to 
the  strength  of  Britain  to  protect  us  in  our  weakness, 
and  I  do  not  believe  we  shall  appeal  in  vain.  How 
is  it  that  the  English  and  Scotch  people,  ay,  and  a  large  section 
of  the  Irish  people,  have  arrived  at  such  a  mistaken  estimate 
of  the  effect  of  Home  Rule  ?  Simplv  because  they  have 
ignored  experience,  and  have  been  willing  to  accept  instead 
pleasant  but  utterly  misleading  theories.  The  Irish  peasant 
has  been  told  that  he  will  have  his  land  for  nothing,  and  that 
in  some  unexplained  way  peace  and  plenty  will  prevail  every- 
where, while  poverty  and  discontent  will  disappear :  and.  in 
fact,  he  has  been  promised  the  advent  of  a  millennium,  where 
he  will  have  very  little  work  to  do.  and  a  very  big  income  f  >r 
doing  it.  I  need  scarcely  say  that  this  theory  is  opposed  to 
all  experience.  The  most  that  wise  legislation  can  do,  is  to 
give  free  scope  for  a  man's  effort,  and  secure  him  the  fruits  of 
such  effort;  but  result  is  always  proportioned  to  effort,  and 
no  legislation,  no  Home  Rule,  can  make  individuals  or 


nations  prosperous.  The  secret  of  success  in  anv  under- 
taking is  the  capacity  for  hard  work,  and  the  leaders  who 
tell  Irishmen  that  Ireland  can  be  made  prosperous  and  con- 
tented without  hard  work  are  either  fools  or  knaves,  or  both. 

Then  the  same  theory  is  preached  to  Englishmen  and  Scotch- 
men by  political  leaders  there.  There  is  no  attempt  to 
explain  how  the  result  is  to  be  brought  about.  Ireland,  at 
present  poor  and  discontented,  is  to  be  made  prosperous  and 
contented,  and  all  the  existing  discordant  elements  are  to  be 
made  harmonious  by  the  mere  granting  of  Home  Rule.  The 
lion  and  the  lamb  are  to  lie  down  together,  and  all  is  to  be 
peace.  Well,  in  nature  the  lion  and  the  lamb  sometimes  do  lie 
down  together,  but  then  the  lamb  is  generally  found  lying 
inside  the  lion.  Then,  no  doubt,  there  is  peace,  but  of  a 
kind  which  we  would  raiher  not  experience.  Xow,  as 
opposed  to  this  theory,  what  are  the  teachings  of  experience  ? 
We  all  remember  the  state  of  the  country  at  the  time  of  the 
introduction  of  Mr.  Gladstone's  Home  Rule  Bill.  Was  the 
result  of  the  introduction  of  that  bill  to  bring  about  prosperity, 
peace,  and  content?  Just  the  reverse.  Trade  and  com- 
merce were  paralysed,  capital  was  withdrawn  in  all  directions, 
every  class  of  Irish  security  became  greatly  depressed,  while 
doubt,  distrust,  and  dread  brooded  over  all.  If  this  was  so 
commercially,  were  things  any  better  socially?  Not  a  whit. 
F.ven  we  in  Dublin  had  some  experience  of  those  awful 
times,  but  mild,  indeed,  as  compared  with  the  experiences  of 
many  of  you  delegates  from  the  South  and  West.  The 
boycotting,  the  moonlighting,  the  cattle  maiming,  with  the 
occasional  murder,  just  to  show  what  was  in  reserve.  These 
things  must  have  made  the  life  of  many  one  continued 
nightmare,  afraid  to  go  to  bed  at  night,  lest  before  morning 
the  moonlighter  or  midnight  assassin  might  have  paid  his 
dreaded  visit  :  and  afraid  to  go  out  in  the  morning  lest  day- 
light should  reveal  some  horrible  mutilation  of  the  poor, 
dumb,  helpless  creatures  belonging  to  you.  I  said  dumb 
creatures,  but  I  believe  that  as  the  blood  of  Abel  cried  to 
heaven  for  vengeance  of  old,  so  surely  will  the  blood  of 
these  inoffensive  creatures  be  required  at  the  hands  of  those 
who  were  guilty  of  these  horrid  dexd-i.  Then  look  at  the 


tyranny  practised  by  Irishmen  upon  their  fellow-Irishmen. 
lalk  of  coercion.  Yes:  there  was  coercion  of  the  most 
awful  type  practised  in  Ireland,  but  not  by  the  Saxon,  not  bv 
the  Imperial  Parliament:  but,  as  already  stated,  by  Irishman 
upon  his  fello.v-Irishman.  and  especially  on  those  of  his  o\vn 
class.  Against  them  all  the  engines  of  tyranny  were  put  in 
force.  No  man  dared  to  have  an  opinion  of  his  o\vn.  or  he 
must  take  the  conse<juences  :  no  man  dare  be  honest  if  his 
neighbours  decided  to  be  dishonest;  no  man  dare  pay  his 
rent  if  his  neighbours  decided  to  join  the  '•  Plan  :  "  no  man 
dare  favour  the  Union  if  his  neighbours  favoured  I  lome  Rule. 
All  this  was  the  direct  product  of  the  teaching  of  the  Nation- 
alist political  leaders.  It  was  they  who  designed  the  Land 
League  and  the  National  League,  bovcotting.  and  the  Plan 
of  Campaign.  It  was  thev  who  addressed  meetings  all 
over  the  country  in  favour  of  these  illegal  combinations:  it 
was  thev  who  inflamed  the  minds  of  the  people,  preventing 
arrangements  with  landlords,  and  preventing  the  pco^k 
from  settling  down  to  honest  industrv  :  and.  if  they  did  not 
advocate  moooli'-rhting.  and  cattle  manning,  and  murder, 
they  certainly  did  not  denounce  these  crime.-?  as  hone-i  men 
ought  to  have  done.  No.  s:r.  there  is  no  chance  of  our 
puuing  aside  all  the  teachings  of  experience  and  accepting 
instead  the  delusive  theories  of  the  Home  Rulers.  \Ve  are 
burnt  children  who  dread  the  fire.  \Ve  see  that  our  safety 
con>i>i>  in  the  maintenance  of  the  Ikiti-h  connection  an  1  in 
the  continued  supremacv  of  the  Imperial  Parliament.  The 
experience  of  the  past  -ix  years  lias  fully  proved  the  capacity 
and  the  willingness  ot  the  Imperial  Parliament  t<>  legi-late 
wiselv  and  Well  for  us.  Under  a  stead}'  administration  of  the 
law  the  country  has  prospered  amazingly,  confidence 
has  been  restored,  trade  and  commerce  have  flourished,  the 
values  of  all  Irish  securities  havL  advanced,  peace  and  order 
reign,  bo\cotting.  moonlighting,  and  outrage  have  ceased,  and 
the  country  is  being  governed  under  the  operation  of  the 

ordinary  la\v.  We  know  all  this,  bu;  what  we  have  got  to  do  is 
to  impress  it  on  the  minds  and  cons  ;iences  of  the  British  elec- 
torate. Mr.  Gladstone's  policy  of  Home  Rule  was  a  policy  of 
despair,  based  on  the  assumption  of  the  inability  of  the  Im- 
perial Parliament  to  govern  Ireland.  Its  ability  has  been 
amply  proved  by  the  Unionist  Government  for  the  past  six 
years  ;  so  there  is  no  excuse  for  reverting  to  the  policy  of 
despair.  An  extraordinary  combination  of  circumstances 
seemed  to  make  Home  Rule  possible  in  1886.  It  was 
necessary  that  Ireland  should  demand  it  with  apparent 
unanimity,  and,  owing  to  the  marvellous  power  and 
ability  of  Mr.  Parnell  this  apparent  unanimity  was 
secured.  Then  it  was  necessary  that  a  British  statesman  of 
sufficient  weight  and  authority  to  carry  the  electorate  with 
him,  should  be  found,  willing  to  turn  his  back  on  his  own 
previous  convictions  and  on  the  entire  previous  policy  of  the 
Imperial  Parliament.  Such  a  statesman  was  found,  to  his 
eternal  disgrace,  in  Mr.  Gladstone,  and  but  for  the  decisive 
stand  taken  by  a  section  of  the  Liberal  Party,  now  known  as 
Liberal  Unionists ;  the  Home  Rule  plan  would  have  been 
consummated,  and  we  would  have  had  an  Irish  Parliament 
sitting  in  College  Green.  But  the  great  master  mind  which 
kept  the  Irish  Pnrty  together  is  no  more,  and  the  voice  of 
'"  United  Ireland "  is  a  thing  of  the  past.  How  many 
parties  there  are  now,  and  which  of  them  "voices  the 
aspirations  of  the  Irish  Nation, "  we  may  leave  to  Mr. 
Gladstone  to  determine.  Then,  Mr.  Gladstone's  influence  is 
distinctly  on  the  wane.  The  Unionist  Government  have 
been  too  successful  in  their  treatment  of  Ireland,  in  spite  of 
all  the  efforts  of  the  patriots  and  of  the  Opposition,  to  make 
its  government  impossible  ;  and  Mr.  Gladstone  has  been  so 
reticent  as  to  his  plan,  that  many  even  of  his  own  friends  and 
supporters  are  beginning  to  be  doubtful  whether  he  has  any 
plan  at  all.  And  now,  sir,  what  is  our  position  to-night  on  this 
great  question?  Many  centuries  ago  a  King  of  Israel,  for  his 


own  selfish  political  ends,  wishing  to  detach  Israel  from  Judah, 
and  fearing  the  effect  on  the  people  of  their  going  up  to 
Jerusalem  to  worship,  made  golden  calves  which  he  set  up 
locally  in  two  of  the  cities  of  Israel,  and  then  made  proclama- 
tion Jo  the  people — "It  is  too  much  for  you  to  go  up  to 
Jerusalem.  B  jhold  thy  gods,  ( )  Israel  ! ''  And  so  in  our  day  a 
great  political  leader,  for  his  own  selfish  political  ends,  pro- 
poses to  sever  our  connection  with  the  Parliament  of  (ireat 
Britain,  and  to  give  us  instead  a  local  Parliament  composed  of 
the  class  cf  people  I  have  been  describing,  and  then  pointing 
triumphantly  to  the  Parliament  of  his  creation,  he  would  prc- 
claim,  ''It  is  too  much  for  you  to  go  up  to  London.  Behold 
thy  rulers,  O  Ireland  !  "  What  shall  we  answer  him,  and  what 
shall  we  ask  the  people  of  Kngland  and  of  Scotland  to  answer 
him?  One  word  and  only  one — i;  Never.''  The  people  of 
Israel  acted  on  the  advice  of  King  Jeroboam,  with  conse- 
quences disastrous  to  both  kingdoms.  We  shall  not  act  on 
the  advice  of  the  modern  Jeroboam.  Mr.  Gladstone.  He  has 
nothing  to  offer  us.  As  citi/ens  of  the  United  Kingdom  of 
Great  Britain  and  Ireland,  we  have  all  that  we  de-ire.  The 
cry  u  Ireland  a  nation"  possesses  no  charms  tor  us.  We 
can  be  good  Irishmen,  and  yet  be  citi/ens  of  an  Empire, 
the  greatest  Empire  the  world  has  ever  seen,  an  Empire  with 
a  glorious  past,  a  splendid  present,  and  a  boundless  future. 
Why  should  we  circumscribe  our  destinies  within  the  narrou 
limits  of  '•  Ireland  a  nation.''  Xo,  gentlemen,  let  us  abate 
no  jot  or  tittle  of  our  great  inheritance.  Let  us  claim  all  the 
privileges  of  our  1  irthright,  and  let  us  from  this  Convention 
appeal  solemnly  to  our  fellow-citi/ens  in  England,  in  Scot- 
land, and  in  Wales,  without  distinction  ot  creed  or  class  or 
party,  to  assist  us  in  maintaining  the  rights  which  we  share  in 
common  with  them,  as  free-born  citi/ens  of  the  United 
Kingdom  of  ('.real  Britain  and  Ireland,  one  and  indivisible. 
I  have  much  pleasure  in  seconding  the  adoption  of  the 

I 63 

Mr.  J.  FORBES  MAGUIRE  (Cork)  supported  the  motion. 
He  said — As  the  honoured  delegate  and  mouthpiece  of  the 
Unionists  of  Cork  City,  it  is  my  duty  and  my  privilege  to  say 
at  this  meeting,  on  their  behalf,  that  they  object  to,  and 

MR.    .1.    KOKHKS    MA<;i  IKK. 

protest  against,  the  granting  of  Home  Rule  to  Ireland,  just 
as  strongly  and  as  emphatically  as  the  'prentice  bovs  of 
Derry  or  the  hardy  citi/ens  of  Belfast,  and  \ve  trust  \ve  shall 
not  be  considered  over  presumptuous  if  \ve  say  that  we,  \vho 


enjoy  the  very  distinguished  and  exceptional  privilege  of 
being  residents  of  "  Rebel  Cork,''  ought  to  know  as  much 
about  Home  Rule,  and  ought  to  bj  able  to  form  as  sound 
an  opinion  concerning  it,  as  any  of  the  "  fools  and  rogues  " 
of  Midlothian,  not  excluding  therefrom  the  father  and 
premier  member  of  that  ilk  himself.  We  are  here  to  say  we 
do  not  want  Home  Rule.  Our  reasons  for  saying  so — 
which  it  is  quite  reasonable  we  should  be  asked  to  give  — 
are,  the  facts  of  the  past  regarding  Home  Rule  which  we 
know,  and  the  facts  of  the  future  regarding  it  which  \\cfe\ir, 
and  we  think  we  have  very  good  reason  to  believe  that  our 
fears  for  the  future  are  just  as  well  founded,  and  as  fully 
justified,  as  the  facts  of  the  past  are  unmistakable  and 
eloquent.  We  in  Cork  City  can  still  '•  Remember  Mitc'iels- 
town,''  which  is  in  Cork  County,  and  we  have  seen  in  recent 
years  no  reason  whatever  for  altering  our  opinion  and  con- 
viction that  the  party  which  has  all  along  been  clamouring 
and  agitating  for  Home  Rule  is  still  the  parly  which  is 
'•  marching  through  rapine  to  the  dismemberment  of  the 
Empire.''  Judging  the  future  of  the  Home  Rule  movement. 
and  the  Home  Rule  movers,  by  our  experience  in  past  years, 
when  the  law  of  the  land  was  paralysed,  we  have  no  hesita- 
tion in  saying  that  the  true  and  proper  description  and 
designation  of  Home  Rule  and  its  apostles  can  onlv  be 
correctly  given  under  a  triple-headed  "big,  big  ])" — • 
Disgustingly  Despotic-,  Disgracefully  Dishonest,  and  Diaboli- 
cally Destructive.  Surely  the  whole  country  has  been 
furnished  during  recent  years  with,  abundant  and  overwhelm- 
in"'  proof  of  the  correctness  of  this  definition,  vet  it  mi^ht 

o     i  -•  O 

not  be  out  of  place,  and  \  hope  it  will  be  excusable,  if  I 
should,  in  addition  to  the  great  weight  of  general  proof 
which  has  been  given  of  the  correctness  of  this  description  and 
definition  of  Home  Rule,  briefly  refer  to  a  few  purely  local 
facts,  facts  wh'ch  we  in  Cork  have  experienced  during  the 
progress  of  this  agitation,  and  which,  perhaps,  may  not  be 


known  outside  that  city.  The  local  organ  of  Unionism, 
loyalty  and  constitutionalism  in  Cork  is  a  paper  called  the 
Cork  Constitution.  This  paper  has  from  the  first  very 
strongly  resisted,  and  unflinchingly  exposed  the  policy  and 
performances  of  the  Home  Rule  party.  Seven  years  ago  — 
mark  the  time — it  was  almost  impossible  to  obtain  a  single 
copy  of  that  paper  from  any  newsvendor,  either  in  the  streets 
of  Cork,  or  in  any  newsvendors'  shops ;  with  one  exception 
they  Avere  everyone  afraid  to  sell  the  paper,  and  afraid  to  let 
it  be  known  that  they  had  anything  at  all  to  do  with  it. 
There  was  one  man,  however,  who  had  the  courage  to  sell 
the  paper  in  the  streets.  He  was  a  cripple — a  poor, 
unfortunate,  deformed  creature.  I  suppose  he  thought  this 
deformity  would  be  his  protection,  but  in  this  he  was 
mistaken,  for  he  was  brutally  assaulted  and  seriously  injured 
in  the  streets,  and  had  to  abandon  his  avocation.  To-day 
that  same  paper,  conducted  on  the  same  lines  exactly,  is 
sold  broadcast  all  over  Cork,  both  by  the  newsvendors  in  the 
streets  and  in  the  shops,  and  more  than  that,  many  of  those 
shopkeepers  who  sell  the  paper  have  over  their  doors  and 
windows  prominent  posters  informing  all  whom  it  may 
concern  that  the  Cork  Constitution  can  be  had  within.  Look 
on  that  picUire  and  on  this — the  latter  the  result  of  six  years 
of  wise  and  firm  government.  We  therefore  say  it  is  dis- 
gustingly despotic.  Again,  some  years  ago,  one  of  the  most 
prominent  and  best  known  advocates  and  champions  of 
Home  Rule  in  Cork,  whose  name  would  be  recognised  by 
many  here  if  I  were  to  mention  it,  was  negotiating  and 
arranging  for  the  purchase  of  a  farm  under  Lord  Ashbjurne's 
Act,  and  at  the  very  same  time  he  was  going  about  our 
county  denouncing  the  Act,  and  trying  to  prevent  the  people 
availing  of  its  terms,  and  what  was  the  meaning  of  this  ? 
While  denouncing  this  Act  all  over  the  county,  and  tr)  ing 
to  frustrate  its  operations,  he  was  trying  to  purchase  under 
it  himself.  Either  he  believed  that  Act  to  be  the  real 

1 66 

message  of  peace  and  prosperity  to  Ireland,  or  he  was  con- 
soling hinvself  with  the  expectation  that  when  his  own 
darling  Home  Rule  Parliament  should  come  into  power  and 
possession  in  College  Green  it  would  immediately  proceed  to 
release  all  its  faithful  sons  and  supporters  from  the  discharge 
of  their  just  obligations,  and  the  fulfilment  of  their  contracts, 
and  all  the  more  so  if  their  debts  happened  to  be  due  to  an 
Imperial  Exchequer.  We  say,  therefore,  that  it  is  disgrace- 
fully dishonest.  Again,  seven  years  ago — I  am  stating  simple 
hard  facts  which  do  not  require  argument — the  very  state- 
ment of  them  is  their  proof — seven  years  ago,  to  my  personal 
knowledge,  several  of  the  richest  and  most  useful  residents 
in  our  vicinity  were  actually  making  their  preparations,  and 
had  to  a  large  extent  completed  them,  for  removing  their 
residences,  families,  properties,  and  businesses,  either  to  the 
neighbourhood  of  Belfast  or  across  the  water  to  England. 
This  they  would  have  done  the  moment  Mr.  Gladstone's. 
Home  Rule  Bill  was  passed.  But.  thank  God.  it  was  nut 
passed  :  and,  furthermore,  they  believed  it  never  would  be 
passed.  Now,  every  intelligent  person  knows,  and  even- 
honest  person  will  admit,  that  these  few  facts  are  only  small 
samples  of  what  was  taking  place  at  that  time,  and  for  many 
years,  throughout  the  length  and  breadth  of  the  land  :  and 
yet,  unparalleled  audacitv.  in  the  face  of  these  facts,  and  in 
spite  of  our  experience  throughout  these  recent  twelve  or 
thirteen  years,  we  are  still  asked  to  exchange  our  present 
position  of  guaranteed  security  and  prosperity  for  a  position 
of  guaranteed  disturbance  and  disaster.  We  do  not  object 
in  any  of  the  relations  or  departments  of  life  to  a  fair  and 
equitable  exchange  with  our  fellow-men,  but  we  do  most 
emphatically  object  to  any  act  of  barter  which  shall  leave  a 
heavy  and  permanent  balance  on  the  debit  side  of  our 
account,  and,  therefore,  we  do  object  to  exchange  our 
membership  of,  and  identity  with,  the  greatest  and  grandest 
empire  that  the  sun  of  heaven  has  ever  shone  upon,  for 


national  vagrancy,  national  vagabondism,  and  ultimately 
national  nonentity.  We  do  object  to  exchange  the  telescopic- 
clearness  and  force  and  reliability  of  statesmen  like  Lord 
Salisbury  and  Mr.  Balfour,  for  the  dishonest  and  imbecile- 
delusions  and  deceptions  of  the  Grand  Old  Parliamentary 
Kaleidoscope.  We  do  object  to  exchange  the  protection  of 
one  of  the  grandest  and  most  magnificent  protective  forces 
in  the  universe,  namely,  the  Royal  Irish  Constabulary,  for 
the  tender  mercies  of  the  Transatlantic  dynamitard,  the 
Continental  Nihilist,  and  the  indigenous,  maurauding  Moon- 
lighter. We  do  object  to  exchange  Imperial  taxation  by  a 
representative  assembly,  for  local  confiscation  by  a  rebel 
rabble,  and  we  do  object  to  exchange  and  barter  our  glorious 
heritage  and  birthright  of  civil  and  religious  liberty  under  the 
British  Constitution,  for  a  degrading  and  enslaving  mess  of 
Irish-American  pottage,  and  we  will  not  take  the  dose. 
Therefore,  shoulder  to  shoulder  with  our  brethren  of  Ulster, 
we  shall  continue  to  resist  the  granting  of  Home  Rule  to 
Ireland,  and  we  shall  continue  to  use  every  legitimate  means 
within  our  reach  to  prevent  it,  and  frustrate  it,  unto  our  very 
lives'  end,  so  help  us  God. 

Mr.  K.  J.  PlliLUi'.s,  of  Caslv.;l  — Mr.  Chairman,  ladies, 
and  gentlemen,  after  the  able  speeches  you  have  heard 
to-night  I  have  little  to  say;  but  having  personal  experience 
of  what  the  loyal  minority  of  the  South  of  Ireland  may 
expect  if  Home  Rule  be  granted,  or  an  Irish  Parliament 
ever  sit  in  Dublin,  I  would  like  to  say  a  few  words.  Gentle- 
men, for  no  earthly  reason,  but  that  I  refused  to  give  up  my 
home,  to  forfeit  my  improvements,  value  for  ^1,200,  and 
thus  assist,  as  they  foolishly  thought,  in  the  ruin  of  Mr. 
Smith-Barry,  my  landlord — a  gentleman  whom  every  honest 
man  should  be  proud  to  honour  for  the  noble  stand  which  he 
made  to  put  down  tyranny  and  robbery,  anj  in  defence  of 
law  and  order — for  this  I  was  rigidlv  boycotted  for  eighteen 

1 68 

months,  and  that  through  the  advice  and  by  the  assistance 
of  some  Irish  members  of  Parliament,  the  very  men  who  we 
are  now  asked  to  submit  to  be  governed  by.  I  say  never, 

and  the  wish  of  my  heart  is  that  Mr.  Gladstone  should  ex- 
perience for  some  few  months  what  he  calls  exclusive  dealing. 
Perhaps  when  he  saw  his  children  lying  ill,  and  the  chemist 
refusing  medicine,  one  of  his  household  lying  dead,  and  the 
undertaker  refusing  a  coffin — going  to  his  rest  at  night,  or 


what  ought  to  be  his  rest,  with  a  revolver  beneath  his  head, 
expecting  to  be  awoke  by  the  crack  of  the  Moonlighter's 
rifle  or  the  glare  of  the  fire  of  the  incendiary— then  I 
imagine  he  would  say  this  dealing  was  rather  too  exclusive. 
I  ask  you,  gentlemen,  are  these  the  men  to  govern  any 
country — men  who  encouraged  atrocities  a  Ne\v  Zealander 
would  be  ashamed  of — or  to  have  the  disbursements  of  our 
hard-earned  money  to  scatter  to  the  winds,  as  they  did  their 
thousands  over  that  ridiculous  fiasco,  New  Tipperary  ?  The 
Loyalists  of  the  South  are  few  in  comparison  to  our  brothers 
of  the  North,  but,  let  me  tell  you,  not  one  step  behind  in 
love  for  their  Queen  and  for  a  United  Kingdom ;  but 
knowing  they  will  never  desert  us,  enables  us  to  join  the 
coming  struggle  with  hearts  full  of  hope  in  the  future, 
always  remembering  for  the  success  of  Unionism  we  must  all 
be  united  ;  and  I  trust  that  every  man  of  you  when  leaving 
this  hall  to-night  will  bear  in  mind  that  in  the  coming  fight 
there  are  but  two  sides — -no  middle  course — union  and 
separation,  and  the  man  who  gets  the  chance  of  recording 
his  vote  for  the.  former,  and  fails  to  do  so,  runs  the  terrible 
risk  of  being  looked  upon  as  a  supporter  of  the  latter  in  the 
future.  For  my  own  county  I  can  speak.  If  a  Unionist 
candidate  is  put  forward,  we  will  show  such  a  record  that 
for  once  in  a  way  we  can  borrow  the  watchword  or  war  cry 
of  our  opponents,  and.  say,  il  Well  done,  gallant  Tipperary.'' 

The  chairman  then  put  the  resolution,  which  passed 
amidst  loud  cheers. 

The  following  gentlemen,  forming  a  portion  of  the 
deputation  from  the  Ulster  Convention,  were  then 
introduced — The  Worshipful  the  Mayor  of  Deny, 
Mr,  W.  J.  Hurst,  J.P.,  and  Mr.  Frank  Johnston.  The 
deputation  was  received  with  great  enthusiasm. 


The  Worshipful  the  Mayor  of  Deny,  (Dr.  MACCUI.I.AGH), 
who  was  received  with  loud  applause,  said — I  feel  very 
highly  honoured  at  being  the  medium  of  presenting  to 
you  the  resolution  which  was  passed  at  our  Convention 

THK    YVUKSHU'H  I.    THK    JIAYOK    <>f    I'KIUIY. 

in  Belfast  last  week,  expressing  the  sympathy  of  the 
Unionists  in  Ulster  with  you,  our  Loyalist  and  Unionist 
fellow-countrymen  in  the  other  three  provinces,  who 
have  met  here  to  express,  as  we  have  already  done,  your 

fixed  determination  n2vcr  to  submit  to  Home  Rule — a  rule 
which  \ve  all  feel  assured  would  prove  fatal  to  those  privileges 
and  liberties  which  we  enjoy  under  the  British  Constitution. 
We  do  not  forget  that  your  perils  are  identical  with  ours,  nay, 
that  they  are  greater,  and  it  is  to  prove  this,  if  any  such  proof 
were  needed,  that  we  have  been  deputed  to  represent  our 
Ulster  brethren  at  this  great  Convention,  and  I  echo  no  idle 
sentiment  when  I  say  that  the  minds  and  hearts  of  hundreds 
of  thousands  of  Ulstermen  are  with  you  this  evening,  and  I 
should  be  indeed  neglectful  of  my  duty  if  I  did  not  convey  to 
you  a  special  message  of  sympathy  and  encouragement  from 
the  Unionist  citizens  of  that  city  of  which  I  have  the  honour 
to  be  chief  magistrate,  our  old  and  historic  city  of  Derrv. 
Now  that  the  Loyalists  and  Unionists  not  only  of  Ulster,  but, 
as  evidenced  by  this  great  and  monster  demonstration  of  the 
whole  of  Ireland,  have,  sinking  all  minor  differences  of  creed 
and  party,  made  common  cause  against  a  great  overshadow- 
ing danger,  and  have  pledged  themselves  to  resist  by  everv 
means  in  their  power  any  scheme  which  would  deprive  them 
of  their  rights  as  British  subjects.  Surely  we  can  appeal  with 
confidence  to  the  British  electorate  in  the  coming  struggle 

o  oo 

not  to  jeopardise  our  prosperity  and  liberty,  but  allow  us  still 
to  remain  an  integral  part  of  that  great  Empire  on  which  the 
suns  never  sets,  to  remain,  in  the  words  of  the  Poet  Laureate 
— k>  One  with  Britain,  heart  and  soul,  one  life,  one  Hag,  one 
fleet,  one  throne."  I  have  much  pleasure  in  handing  you 
this  resolution,  and  in  again  assuring  you  that  we  in  I'lster 
consider  your  interests  as  identical  with  our  own,  and  though 
this  resolution  has  been  sent  you  by  those  who  have  been 
designated  as  "rogues  and  fools,"  we  venture  to  hope  that  it 
will  be  none  the  less  acceptable. 

Dr.  MacCullagh  then  read  the  following  resolution  of  the 
Ulster  Convention  :  — 

"  That  we  extend  to  our  brother  Unionists 
in  the  other  provinces  of  Ireland  the  assurance 


of  our  profound  sympathy,  recognizing  their 
position  as  even  more  critical  than  our  own, 
and  declare  our  determination  to  make 
common  cause  with  them  in  resisting  any 
attempt  to  deprive  them  of  the  liberty 
and  security  which  they  now  enjoy  under 
the  Union  with  Great  Britain." 

Mr.  W.  J.  HURST.  J.P.,  County  Down,  who  was  warmly 
received,  said — I  am  heart  and  mind  with  every  word  of  the 
resolution  of  sympathy  with  the  Unionists  of  the  South  and 
West  of  Ireland.  As  an  Ulsterman  I  have  the  profoundest 
sympathy  with  and  admiration  of  every  member  of  those 
minorities  scattered  over  the  other  three  provinces.  It  is 
easy  for  Ulstermen  to  maintain  and  proclaim  their  prin- 
ciples— numbers  and  strength  embolden  the  most  timid; 
but  manfully  to  hold  aloft  the  standard  of  Unionism  in  Cork 
•or  Kerry,  in  Waterford  or  Dublin  or  Clare,  demands  men  of 
mettle  ;  and  that  such  are  not  wanting  this  great  meeting 
proves.  I  believe  Dr.  Kane  spoke  the  mind  of  Ulster  when 
in  moving  this  resolution  at  the  Belfast  Convention  he  said — • 
"  It  is  possible  to  write  the  word  Ulster  too  large  in  this 
controversy,  and  the  proposal  to  have  one  Parliament  in 
London  and  one  in  Dublin  is  no  more  foolish  or  treasonable 
than  the  proposal  that  there  should  be  one  in  London,  one 
in  Dublin,  and  one  in  Belfast/'  I  endorse  fully  the  eloquent 
words  of  your  Archbishop  on  this  subject  in  his  sermon  last 
Sunday  in  Belfast.  I  say  we  should  be  guilty  of  the  most 
arrant  cowardice  and  folly,  and  the  most  dishonourable 
betrayal  of  our  countrymen,  if  we  deserted  our  brethren  of 
the  South  and  West,  and  I  solemnly  declare  on  my  own 
behalf,  antl,  I  think.  I  may  say  on  behalf  of  almost  every 
Ulster  Unionist,  that  if  any  attempt  were  made  to  buy  up  our 
opposition  by  either  proposing  to  give  Ulster  a  separate 


Parliament  or  retaining  her  under  the  present  British  Parlia- 
ment \ve  in  Ulster  would  elect  to  fight  the  question  out  at 
the  polls,  or  in  case  of  an  Irish  Parliament  being  established, 
fight  it  out  in  the  \vay  indicated  by  the  resolutions  of  the 
Belfast  Convention,  rather  than  secure,  as  might  be  thought, 
our  o\vn  safety  by  any  such  dastardly  compromise. 
No,  sir,  on  this  point  we  will  keep  in  line  with 
English  and  Scotch  Unionists.  Th^ir  opposition  to  the 
Nationalist  proposals  is,  no  doubt,  greatly  stimulated  by 
sympathy  with  their  fellow-countrymen  in  Ulster,  as  our 
Ulster  opposition  is  stimulated  by  our  sympathy  with  you  ; 
but,  sir,  statesmen  like  the  Duke  of  Devonshire,  Lord 
Salisbury,  Mr.  Balfour,  or  Mr.  Chamberlain  know  well  that 
if  every  man  and  woman  in  Ireland  demanded  a  statutory 
Parliament  such  as  the  Nationalists  claim,  the  duty  they  owe 
to  the  Imperial  interest  and  necessities,  the  dire  effects  all 
over  that  Empire  in  which  the  sun  never  sets,  of  such  a  base 
surrender  to  crime,  outrage,  and  foreign  gold  would  compel 
them  to  refuse  it.  Sir,  the  men  of  Ulster  are  Imperialist  in 
every  fibre  of  their  nature,  not  holding  Imperialism  as 
merely  a  sentiment,  though  it  is  a  glorious  sentiment,  but  as 
merchants,  as  manufacturers,  as  workingmen,  who  send  the 
products  of  our  brain  and  our  manual  skill  to  every  clime, 
we  recognise  the  fact  that  trade  foMo\vs  the  Union  Jack,  and 
that  our  very  existence,  as  well  as  tlu  civili/ation  of  vast 
continents  demand  the  maintenance  of  the  Empire  in  the 
good  old  spirit  of  no  surrender,  and  therefore  demand 
the  maintenance  of  the  Legislative  Union.  Men  of 
Leinster,  Munster,  and  Connaught,  brave  defenders  of  our 
outposts,  when  you  return  to  those  who  sent  you  tell  them 
Ulster  will  stand  or  fall  with  them.  (The  entire  audience 
rose  and  cheered  this  sentiment  again  and  again.) 
Tell  them  we  will  secure  a  common  safetv  or  meet  a 
common  danger.  Tell  them  we  have  a  plan  of  campaign, 
and  that  while  our  hopes  are  higher  than  ever  as  to  the 

favourable  results  of  the  general  election,  yet  that  if  it 
come  to  the  worst  the  most  determined  and  the  least 
excitable  people  in  Ireland  have  decided  to  "leave" 
nn  Irish  Parliament  ''  severely  alone.'5  and  if  necessary 
to  resist  its  decrees  and  demands  by  every  legitimate 
method,  and  '"  legitimate "  is  a  word  of  wide  meaning 
to  the  sons  of  1688.  Sir,  the  elections  will,  we  trust,  relegate 
the  leaders  of  this  conspiracy  to  their  natural  obscurity.  The 
people  will  a'.vake  from  the  horrible  dream  of  the  last  ten  or 
twelve  years,  and,  freed  from  the  despotism  of  boycotting, 
their  old  generous  instincts  will  have  free  play.  Then,  as 
true  united  Irishmen,  we  must  and  will  all  unite  to  make  our 
country  happy  and  prosperous  under  the  rule  of  the  old 
Parliament  and  Constitution  we  love  so  well. 

MR.  FRANK  JOHNSTON  (Belfast),  said — My  lords  and 
gentlemen,  the  Unionists  of  the  North  have  done  me  the 
honour  of  sending  me  as  one  of  the  deputation  here  to-day 
from  the  great  Belfast  Convention,  and  I  now  extend  to  you, 
the  picked  Unionists  of  the  South  and  West  of  Ireland,  the 
assurance  of  our  profound  sympathy,  and  our  fixed  deter- 
mination to  make  common  cause  with  you  in  resisting  the 
attempt  to  impose  a  Home  Rule  Parliament  upon  this 
country.  It  is  now  rather  late  in  the  dav  to  a>k  how  the 
I-  nitecl  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain  and  Ireland  became 
connected.  The  work  is  done,  and  the  bond  must  now  be 
regarded  as  permanent.  In  sending  her  representatives  to 
the  British  Parliament  and  making  the  force  ot  her  votes 
felt  in  the  Legislature  of  the  United  Kingdom.  Ireland  has 
for  years  proved  that  she  forms  an  integral  portion  ot  the 
United  Empire.  Our  Ulster  Convention  was  held  so  that 
we  might  convince  our  fellow-countrymen  in  England  and 
Scotland  that  we  would  never  submit  to  the  Home  Rule 
Government  of  an  Irish  Parliament,  and  we  sent  forth  a 
solemn  voice  of  warning  and  entreatv — of  warning  that  the 


enforcement  of  such  an  act  would  not  bring  peace  to  Ireland 
but  disgrace,  ruin,  and  a  swo:d  ;  of  entreaty,  so  that  they 
might  not  make  us  the  victims  orsuch  an  unparalleled  piece 
of  treachery,  destroy  the  peace  and  security  that  are  now 



enjoyed  throughout  the  length  and  breadth  of  the  country, 
and  do  a  grievous  wrong  to  the  Unionists  scattered  throughout 
Ireland,  whose  only  offence  is  their  loyalty  to  the  Throne 
and  their  pride  in  being  an  integral  portion  of  such  a  glorious 


nation.  We  have  no  hostile  feeling  towards  our  Roman 
Catholic  fellow-countrymen.  God  forbid.  We  claim  for 
them  the  same  civil  and  religious  liberty  that  we  claim  for 
ourselves.  In  Ireland  we  have  three  millions  and  a  half  of 
Roman  Catholics  to  one  million  and  a  quarter  of  Protestants. 
Jt  is,  therefore,  evident  that  Roman  Catholic  influence 
would  predominate  in  an  Irish  Parliament.  Will  the  Roman 
Catholic  clergy  control  that  influence,  or  will  any  large 
portion  of  the  Roman  Catholic  laity  act  independent  of  their 
clergy — many  of  whom  have  taught  their  people  to  regard 
fraud  as  a  virtue,  embezzlement  as  patriotism,  shame  as 
honour  ?  They  have  put  darkness  for  light,  e\  il  for  good, 
perverted  the  conscience,  and  drugged  the  reason  of  more 
than  one  half  of  the  population.  Gentlemen,  we  are 
threatened  with  Home  Rule,  with  the  ascendency  of  dis- 
loyalty, of  disloyalty  to  the  Queen,  to  the  Imperial 
Parliament,  to  the  glorious  Empire  of  Great  Britain,  under 
whose  aegis  the  Unionists  of  Ireland  have  found  security  for 
their  lives,  their  civil  liberties,  and  the  free  exercise  of  their 
religious  worship.  Men  of  the  South  and  West,  is  thi> 
protection  to  be  allowed  quietly  to  slip  away  from  us? 
Shall  we  hold  it  with  heartless  apathy,  or  shall  we  insanely 
surrender  it  in  lieu  of  the  promised  protection  of  the 
McCarthys,  the  Tanners,  the  He.ilys,  the  O'Briens,  or  even 
the  immortal  Sexton — men  who  hate  us  simply  because  we 
are  lo\al  to  the  Throne.  These  men.  who  control  Mr. 
Gladstone  now.  would  be  the  leading  spirits  of  the  Dublin 
Parliament  ;  and  we  cannot  forget  the  many  acs  of  cruelty 
on  men  and  women,  the  reign  of  oppression  and  dishonesty, 
which  spread  like  a  pestilence  or  plague,  keeping  whole 
counties  in  a  state  of  turmoil  and  terror,  and  the>e  member- 
never  uttered  a  word  of  protest  against  it.  But  the  voice  of 
England  was  raised  against  it.  and  order  was  restored  bvthe 

o  o 

enforcement  of  the  Imperial  law,  administered  from  the 
hands  of  Mr.  Balfour.  Fellow-countrymen,  as  a  represeri- 


tative  of  11,879  picked  Loyalists  of  every  creed,  class,  and 
party  throughout  Ulster,  I  say  the  Northerns  will  stand 
shoulder  to  shoulder  with  you  in  resisting  the  establishing  of 
a  Home  Rule  Government.  How  can  we  do  otherwise 
without  being  haunted,  as  by  a  ghastly  spectre,  with  the 
memory  of  our  fathers,  to  whom  their  birthright  as  British 
•citixens  was  dearer  even  than  life,  and  who,  to  hand  down 
this  birthright  to  us,  actually  surrendered  their  lives?  How 
•can  we  do  otherwise  and  look  in  the  face  of  our  God,  who 
has  given  us  our  liberties,  and  who  would  have  us  guard 
them  as  a  most  precious  heritage  and  sacred  trust  ?  How 
can  we  do  otherwise  when  we  believe  that  the  only  cure  for 
Ireland's  woes  is  for  us  to  remain  as  we  have  been,  loyal 
subjects,  with  our  civil  and  religious  liberties  protected 

The  flag  that  braved  a  thousand  years 
The  battle  and  the  breeze. 

The  Right  Hon.  DAVID  PLUNKET,  M.P.,*  who  was 
received  with  loud  applause,  said  he  had  no  right  to  claim 
their  attention  even  for  a  few  moments,  for  he  had  said  his 
say  in  the  other  hall,  where  he  imagined  from  the  cheering 
they  heard  from  it  they  might  suppose  they  had  a  very  good 
time  of  it.  There  was,  however,  one  reason  why  he  wished 
to  say  a  word  to  them.  He  was  the  bearer  of  a  message 
from  his  colleague  in  the  representation  of  Dublin  University 
— he  meant  the  Attorney -General  for  Ireland,  who  for  years 
past  of  struggle  in  Parliament  had  done  such  yeoman's  ser- 
vice for  Mr.  Balfour's  administration.  It  was  a  source  of 
great  disappointment  and  sorrow  to  him  (the  Attorney- 
General)  that  he  was  not  able  to  avail  himself  of  the  invitation 
they  gave  him  to  be  in  this  hall  that  night  and  address  them. 
He  (Mr.  Plunket)  was  happy  to  arrive  at  the  moment  when 
they  were  hearing  that  interesting  speech  from  the  delegate 

*  A  Portrait  of  Mr.  Plunket  will  be  found  on  Pa.uc  87. 


from  Belfast.     He  did  not  believe  that  there  had  ever  been 
a    more    extraordinary  event   in  political  history   than  that 
marvellous    demonstration    in    Belfast.     It   had    struck    the 
imagination  and  the  conscience  of  the  English  people.    That 
Convention  in  Belfast  was   also  the  beginning  of  a  bond 
between  the  Unionists  of  all  parts  of  this  country  and  Eng- 
land.    They  would  join  from  one  end  of  the  country  to  the 
other   for  the  purpose   of  safeguarding   the  glorious   cause 
which  they  came  there  that  night  to  support.     He  dared  say 
that  they  had  learned  from  the  papers  the  terrible  stress  to 
which  the  leaders  of  the  Separatist  party  had  been  reduced 
in  reference  to  that  Convention.     They  first   said   it  was  a 
bigoted  and   bloodthirsty  affair,  and  for   encouraging  which 
Lord   Salisbury   should   be   hanged,  drawn,  and  quartered. 
Now  that  it  was  held  they  said  they  had  made  a  mistake — 
they  said  it  was  quiet  and  tame.     They  went  further  and 
said  it  was  a  big  meeting,  but  that  it  was  a  got-up   thing  — 
that  it  was  an  affair  of  political   fireworks  manufactured  in 
London.     But  the  attacks  now  being  made  on  that  Conven- 
tion would  recoil  on  the  heads  of  those  who  uttered  them. 
That  Convention  was  one  of  the  noblest  and   most    spon- 
taneous expressions  of  feeling  ever  known  in  any  part  of  the 
Three  Kingdoms.     Who  were  those  Separatist   leaders  who 
were   so  very  nice  and  punctilious   about   making    political 
capital?      They    were    led    by    a    statesman    who    in    188:5 
implored  the  electors  of  the  Three  Kingdoms  to  give  him  a 
majority  that  his  followers  might  not  be  obliged  to   coquette 
with  the  Irish  part}'  ;  but  the  moment  that  Irish  party  was 
elected,  consisting  of  85   representatives,  led  by  a  capable 
leader,  he  at  once  surrendered  to  them.     In  what  position 
were  they  now  ?     Either  they  had  not  a  settled  plan  at  all 
and   they  were    beguiling   the    English    electors    with    their 
words,  or  else  it  was  of  such  a  plan  of  disastrous  kind  that 
they  dare  not   lay  it   openly  before   the  public.     But  these 
demonstrations  could  not  be  ignored  because  they  were  the 


serious  outcome  of  a  serious  feeling ;  for  if  Home  Rule  were 
carried  it  would  mean  a  serious  danger  to  the  prosperity  of 
the  glorious  Province  of  Lister,  and  for  them  they  could 
realise  what  it  would  mean,  seeing  how  the  body  of  men  who 
were  working  for  Home  Rule  had  dealt  with  each  other,  and 
so  they  could  judge  how  they  would  deal  with  them.  This 
act  of  surrender,  this  proposal  of  granting  a  Home  Rule 
Parliament,  was  at  the  present  moment  as  unnecessary  and 
wanton  as  it  was  wicked.  Whatever  might  be  said  of  the 
necessity  for  the  English  Government  granting  Home  Rule 
in  1886,  the  real  danger  of  the  time  was  gone  by.  How  was 
it  Mr.  Parnell  achieved  his  power?  He  had  hooked  on  the 
flagging  agitation  for  Home  Rule  to  the  land  agitation, 
and  so  he  had  obtained  his  power  in  Ireland.  But  now 
the  land  agitation  had  been  laid  an  Irish  tenant  could  get 
fixity  of  tenure  or  become  the  owner  of  his  farm  under  recent 
legislation.  The  land  agitation  need  have  no  further  terrors 
for  the  Imperial  Parliament,  but  Mr.  Parnell  had  acquired 
his  influence  in  America  when  he  flung  the  green  banner  on 
the  wind  and  said  he  would  set  no  limits  to  the  nation's 
march  and  absolute  independence.  Mr.  Parnell  and  his 
power  had  passed  away,  and  so  soon  as  the  majority  of  his 
followers  abandoned  his  tottering  fortunes  and  made  terms 
with  the  English  Radical  party  the  flow  of  dollars  from 
America,  which  had  been  the  real  source  of  their  power, 
dried  up.  Therefore  he  said  there  was  no  excuse  on  the 
ground  of  any  alleged  State  necessity  for  yielding  to  the 
pressure  of  the  Home  Rule  party.  The  only  formidable 
element  that  remained  was  its  power  of  offering  the  bribe  of 
eighty  or  ninety  votes  to  a  minister  in  the  House  of  Com- 
mons. The  general  election  would  be  upon  them  in  a  feu- 
days.  There  were  not  many  seats  in  those  southern  pro- 
vinces that  the  Unionists  might  hope  to  win,  but  there  were 
some  that  they  could  win,  and  if  there  was  any  man  there 
who  had  influence  in  such  constituencies  he  would  solemnly 


urge  him  to  put  forth  his  utmost  effort  and  bring  as  many 
votes  as  lie  could  to  the  side  of  the  Unionist  candidate. 

MU.    WILLIAM    FINDLATKK,    !>.],. 

From  a 


Mr.  ~\YII.UAM  FJNDLATKI;,  D.L.,  said — I  have  been 
requested  by  Mr.  Wigham,  the  hon.  secretary  of  the  Dublin 
Chamber  of  Commerce,  \vho  is  engaged  in  the  other  hall,  to 
read  on  his  behalf  a  resolution  of  the  Council  of  that  body 
which  I  hold  in  my  hand. 

The  resolution  read  as  follows  : — 

"  That  the  Hon.  Sec.  be  authorised  to  attend  the  Conven- 
tion to  be  held  on  the  23rd  inst. ,  and  to  put  before  the  Con- 
vention the  views  of  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  on  the 
question  of  the  maintenance  of  the  Union  as  affecting  the 
trade  and  commerce  of  this  country,  such  views  having 
been  expressed  repeatedly  in  the  annual  reports  which  have 
been  adopted  by  the  Chamber,  and  to  state  that  the 
Council  continues  to  hold  these  views. 

As  one  of  the  Council  who  took  a  part  in  passing  it  I  have 
much  pleasure  in  submitting  it  to  this  great  meeting,  which 
I  feel  assured  will  appreciate  its  importance,  coming  as  it 
does  from  a  non-political  body  which  thoroughly  under- 
stands and  represents  the  trading  and  commercial  interests 
of  this  great  community.  I  may  mention  the  resolution 
only  reiterates  the  opinion  so  often  expressed  by  the 
Chamber,  that  any  measure  calculated  to  weaken  the  union 
between  Great  Britain  and  Ireland  would  be  productive  of 
consequences  most  disastrous  to  the  trading  and  com- 
mercial interests  of  both  countries.  This  opinion,  I  trust, 
the  Chamber  will  ever  continue  to  entertain  and  express. 

Mr.  THOMAS  PIM,  jun.,  J.P.,  in  moving  the  following 
resolution  :  — 

"That  we  hereby  heartily  thank  the  Unionists  of  Ulster 
for  sending  a  deputation  to  this  Convention  to  convey  to 
us  the  expression  of  their  sympathy  and  the  assurance  of 
their  determination  to  make  common  cause  with  the  three 
Southern  Provinces  in  resisting  the  attempt  to  impose  a 
Home  Rule  Parliament  on  Ireland," 

said — The  duty  laid  upon  me  at  this  great  Convention 
of  being  permitted  in  your  name  to  convey  to  our 
brethren  in  Ulster  our  warm  tribute  of  thanks  for  sending 
us  the  deputation  which  they  have  clone  to  assure  us  of 
the  bonds  of  sympathy  which  unite  us  together,  is  a 

responsibility  which  I  deeply  feel.  In  the  name  of  this  great 
representative  gathering  from  all  parts  of  Southern  and 
Western  Ireland,  I  desire  to  say  to  Ulster  in  your  name,  \ve 
are  one  with  you,  we  protest  as  strongly  as  you  do  against 

the  proposal  to  rob  us  of  our  birthright,  to  take  from  us  our 
position  as  joint  heirs  with  England  and  Scotland  and  Wales 
ofthepo\ver  of  the  Imperial  Parliament;  we  refuse,  with 
Ulster,  to  be  placed  under  a  subordinate  Parliament, 

1 83 

because  a  subordinate  Parliament  is  an  indignity  which  is 
hateful  on  account  of  its  inferiority ;  and  a  co-ordinate 
Parliament,  although  it  means  nominal  equality,  is  a  simple 
impossibility,  and  would  lead  to  a  demand  for  separation. 
With  Ulster,  therefore,  we  protest  against  any  separation 
from  the  Imperial  Parliament.  This  Convention,  which  no 
ingenuity  of  the  Opposition  leaders  can  term  a  meeting  of 
either  landlords  or  Tories,  but  a  meeting  of  all  religions  and 
all  interests,  protest  with  all  the  strength  of  its  character 
against  any  constitutional  change  which  will  separate  us 
from  the  Imperial  Parliament,  or  place  us  in  any  different 
position  to\vards  the  Imperial  Government  than  either 
England  or  Scotland.  We  thank  our  brethren  in  Ulster 
for  their  sympathy  and  noble  determination,  and  we 
can  only  say  to  them  that  in  this  matter  they  and  we  are  one 
people.  And  now  that  I  have  a  very  few  minutes,  let  ITU 
address  myself  to  the  objects  of  this  great  Convention.  This 
is  no  manufactured  meeting  got  up  by  wire-pullers  or  party 
managers.  No,  it  is  the  corning  together  of  representatives, 
almost  spontaneously,  but  of  course  with  system  and  deter- 
mination, from  the  East,  West,  and  South  of  our  native  land, 
and  we  have  come  together  for  one  common  object  at  a  crisis 
which  we  feel  to  be  the  most  serious  in  the  life  of  this 
generation  of  Irishmen.  We  have  come  to  protest  against  an 
act  which,  put  it  in  any  way  you  like,  must  end  in  the 
.severance  of  national  feeling,  common  interest,  and  united 
law  between  Great  Britain  and  Ireland.  I  am  well  aware  that 
many  Englishmen  think  otherwise.  I  do  not  wish  to  say 
hard  words  of  them,  but  they  are  actuated  by  various 
feelings,  and  each  of  the  many  parties  which  now  constitute 
the  Gladstonian  army  have  their  own  particular  way  of 
looking  at  the  matter.  Mr.  Labouchere  and  his  cynical 
followers  of  the  extreme  Radical  school  don't  care  two  straws 
for  either  Loyalists  or  Nationalists  in  Ireland  ;  he  simply 
wants  to  get  rid  of  the  whole  lot,  and  if  he  could  succeed  in 

1 84 

this  Ireland  might  "stew  in  her  own  juice"  for  the  rest  of 
time  for  all  that  he  or  his  many  followers  would  care.  Then, 
there  is  another  set  of  philanthropic  Radicals  who  represent 
the  Nonconformist  conscience,  and  who  are  perfectly 
ignorant  of  Ireland,  but  who  listen  with  open  ears  for  every 
lying  story  about  the  iniquities  of  the  Government  of  this 
country,  in  whose  eyes  Mr.  Balfour  is  the  personification  of 
everything  that  is  cruel  and  wicked  ;  who  believe  that  our 
judges  are  all  partisans,  and  that  the  Loyalists  are  only  so 
because  they  are  "  actuated,"  as  stated  by  Mr.  John  Morley, 
•kby  the  bad  spirit  of  ascendency.''  Good  heavens!  to 
accuse  us  of  the  spirit  of  ascendency,  when  many  of  us  have 
been  fighting  against  that  spirit  all  our  lives,  and  have  been 
doing  what  little  lay  in  our  power  to  help  our  country 
forward,  and  to  promote  equal  rights  and  personal  liberty  for 
all.  And  then  there  is  the  front  bench  of  the  Opposition, 
who  are  straining  every  nerve  and  making  every  promise  that 
a  diversified  party  consider  they  require  to  get  back  into 
power.  Mr.  Gladstone  has  at  last  honestly  and  straightly 
said  that  he  now  only  lives  as  a  politician  for  Home  Rule.  Hut 
to  gain  that  end  he  studies  the  Nonconformist  conscience, 
and  he  encourages  his  lieutenants  to  hold  out  baits  to  his 
believing  followers  even  wilder  and  more  tempting  than  are 
contained  in  that  great  volume  called  "The  Newcastle  Pro- 
gramme." Brother  Unionists  from  Southern  and  Western 
Ireland,  this  is  what  we  have  to  face;  these  are  the  parties 
we  have  to  fight.  These  form  the  party  and  are  the  men  who 
wish  to  drive  us  out  of  our  rightful  position  in  the  Imperial 
Parliament.  They  care  not  for  us  ;  our  votes  are  too  few. 
Mr.  Gladstone  says  he  did  not  call  us  "rogues  and  fools." 
He  only  applied  the  epithet  to  those  who  may  resist  his 
party's  Imperial  will,  but  there  are  many  modes  of  resistance  ; 
and  as  all  the  Unionists  in  Ireland  will  passively  resist, 
we  are,  therefore,  all  included  in  his  anathemas.  Of  one 
thing  he  may  be  sure,  that  the  Unionists  of  Ireland  will 

never  willingly  consent  to  pay  into  the  Exchequer  of  Great 
Britain  a  large  sum  per  annum  without  representation,  and 
he  may  be  equally  assured  that  the  million  and  a  half  of 
Loyalists  will  be  England's  bitterest  opponents  should  the 
party  falsely  calling  itself  Liberal  attempt  any  such  iniquity 
I  say,  therefore,  we  are  the  rogues  and  fools  of  Mr. 
Gladstone.  We  are  the  "  despicable  minority  ''  of  ray  Lord 
Spencer.  We  are  the  butts  of  the  elephantine  sneers  of  Sir 
William  Vernon  Harcourt.  We  are  the  men  to  whom  Mr. 
John  Morley  puts  the  question,  (t  Of  what  is  Ulster  afraid  ?  '' 
I  will  tell  him  of  what  we  are  afraid,  for  we  are  all  one 
with  Ulster.  We  are  afraid  that  in  order  to  carry  out  the 
sudden  whim  of  a  past  great  man,  which  now,  in  his  old 
age,  he  has  magnified  into  a  sort  of  fanatic  belief  that  the 
Gladstonian  party  will  break  up  a  great  and  glorious  Empire, 
which,  in  the  century  now  closing,  we  Irishmen  have  helped 
in  no  small  degree  to  build  up  and  strengthen.  We  are 
afraid  of  being  robbed  of  our  birthright  as  a.  part  of  this 

O  O  JL 

mother  country;  we  are  not  only  afraid,  but  we  know  that 
a  subordinate  Parliament  would  never  work,  because  an 
inferior  Parliament  is  a  degradation  to  which  we  could  not 
submit.  We  are  afraid  that  we  should  have  no  longer  power 
to  watch  our  many  interests  in  the  army,  navy.  Civil  Service 
in  India,  and  in  our  Colonies  ;  we  are  afraid  that  the  Parlia- 
ment in  Westminster  would  be  deaf  to  our  fair  requirements, 
and  that  if  it  suited  their  interests  they  could  ruin  our  trade, 
exactly  as  they  did  before,  when  we  had  a  subordinate 
Parliament  of  our  own.  No  ;  a  subordinate  Parliament  in 
these  days,  when  we  are  so  intimately  connected  by  trade, 
by  common  interest,  and  by  kinship,  can  never  succeed  ; 
and,  therefore,  if  we  must  be  thrust  out  fiom  the  Imperial 
Parliament,  let  it  be  complete.  Let  it  be  separation.  Put 
in  the  history  of  the  world  was  such  an  act  ever  heard  of? 
We  who  have  given  to  England  a  Wellington,  a  W  olseley,  a 
Roberts,  Lords  Lawrence.  Mayo,  and  Dufferin,  Purke, 


Sheridan,  and  Goldsmith  ;  we,  some  of  whose  sons  have 
carried  her  and  our  flag  over  land  and  sea,  and  wrapped 
their  loved  colours  round  their  breast  on  many  a  blood -red 
field,  are  now  the  "  despicable  minority "  for  which  the 
Gladstonians  have  nothing  but  sneers.  Brother  Irishmen, 
we  will  not  have  it.  A  political  crime  of  such  magnitude  can 
never  be  carried  out.  We  live  in  peace  and  kindly  good-will 
amongst  our  countrymen  ;  we  blame  them  not  for  their  views  ; 
we  ask  them  to  respect  ours  :  we  feel  sure  they  have  not 
realised  the  terrible  injury  this  country  will  sustain  by 
separation  from  Great  Britain  ;  we  feel  sure  that  if  it  was 
accomplished  that  in  time  they  would  find  out  that  it  was  a 
sad  political  error.  Mr.  Gladstone,  who  is  now  their  friend, 
cannot  live  long.  Will  they  be  treated  in  the  same  kindly 
way  by  those  who  may  succeed  him  ?  Mr.  Gladstone  has 
appealed  several  times  to  the  Northern  Presbyterians,  asking 
them  how  it  is  that  they,  some  of  whose  forefathers  were 
rebels  against  the  Crown,  are  not  now  with  him  in  his 
endeavour  again  to  separate  the  two  countries.  The  answer 
is — •"  We  have  learned  by  experience  during  the  century  that 
a  United  Parliament  is  better,  and  we  stand  by  it."  Is  there 
any  argument  so  strong  against  Mr.  Gladstone  ?  And  may 
it  not  be  that  before  another  century  has  well  commenced 
that  those  who  are  now  loudest  in  demanding  separation  will 
be  succeeded  by  descendants  who  will  believe  in  unity? 
Brother  Unionists,  afcer  this  Convention  is  over,  let  us  go 
back  to  our  several  districts  more  determined  than  ever  to 
fight  the  battle  of  the  Union.  Any  voter  who  lets  either  his 
pleasure  or  his  convenience  come  between  him  and  his  duty, 
is  a  traitor  to  the  cause  in  this  hour  of  trial,  and  he  is 
unworthy  of  his  citizenship.  I  have  now  only  to  remind  you 
that  it  is  because  we  love  our  dear  land  that  we  are  here 
to-night,  so  let  us  unite  in  one  solemn  protest  against  its 
being  degraded  by  a  subordinate  Parliament.  Let  North 
and  South  shake  hands  in  one  common,  determination  to 


utterly  refuse  Home  Rule,  and  in  doing  so  we  are  surely 
actuated  by  the  truest  love  of  our  native  land.  We  can  say 
with  all  the  warmth  of  patriots — "  God  save  Ireland."  Save 
her  from  separation,  and  keep  her  united  under  the  flag  we 
love,  the  Parliament  we  stand  by,  and  the  Sovereign  we 
acknowledge  as  our  honoured  Queen. 

REV.  H.  EVANS,  D.D.,  Methodist  Minister,  Dublin,  Commis- 
sioner of  National  Education,  said — We  are  met  here  in  this 
great  Convention  on  an  occasion  of  momentous  importance, 
not  only  to  the  Unionists  of  Ireland  whom  we  represent,  but 
of  momentous  importance  to  our  fellow-countrymen  who 
have  had  the  misfortune  to  be  misled  by  the  selfish  traffickers 
in  politics,  whose  baleful  trade  has  so  long  been  a  curse  to 
this  country.  For,  did  those  who  blindly  clamour  for  what 
is  called  Home  Rule  only  consider  what  loss  of  credit,  loss 
of  capital,  loss  of  security,  loss  of  open  liberty,  and  equal, 
fair  opportunity,  must  inevitably  follow  from  separation  from 
the  powerful  and  wealthy  country  of  Great  Britain,  they 
would  see  that  the  cause  we  are  met  to  night  to  promote  is 
their  cause,  and  the  advantages  we  seek  to  retain  are  their 
advantages,  as  really  as  they  are  ours.  And  not  only  is  this 
occasion  of  such  high  importance  to  the  people  of  Ireland — 
it  is  of  no  less  importance  to  the  rest  of  the  Empire.  The 
maintenance  of  the  Union  of  Ireland  with  England  is  the 
maintenance  of  the  United  Kingdom  in  unshorn  glory  and 
invincible  strength,  whereas  the  day  that  sees  the  setting  up  of 
a  separate  Legislature  in  Ireland,  and  a  separate  Govern- 
ment will  be  the  beginning  of  troubles  and  misfortunes  to  the 
Empire  at  large  of  which  no  one  can  predict  the  progress  or 
the  widespread  mischief.  The  delegates  from  Leinster, 
Munster,  and  Connaught  do  not  meet  here  in  a  selfish  spirit. 
They  neither  ask  nor  want  any  exceptional  advantage ;  nor 
•do  they  entertain  any  feelings  of  antipathy  or  ill-will 
towards  any  part  of  their  fellow-countrymen.  What  we  want 

1 88 

for  ourselves  we  want  for  all,  and  that  is  equal  security  and 
equal  liberty.  For  these  objects  Ulster  struggles  in  common 
with  ourselves.  Consequently  the  resolution  which  has  been 
sent  to  this  meeting  from  the  magnificent  Convention  held 
last  week  in  Belfast,  tendering  the  sympathy  of  Ulster  with 

REV.    II.    EVAXf 

the  Unionists  of  the  other  three  provinces,  and  pledging  us 
their  support,  is  received  by  this  Convention  with  cordial 
appreciation  and  fraternal  gratitude.  To-day  Xortli  and 
South  join  hands  in  Dublin.  Our  cause  is  one  ;  our  interests 


arc  one  ;  our  perils  are  one.  We  are  heirs  of  the  same 
birthright  of  liberty.  We  are  blessed  alike  by  the  benignity 
of  the  same  Imperial  Constitution  and  we  should  be  damaged 
in  common  by  any  severance  of  our  relations  to  Great 
Britain.  The  system  of  government  under  which  Ulster  has 
prospered  is  alike  favourable  to  our  prosperity.  The  moral, 
industrial,  and  commercial  welfare  of  Ireland  throughout  all 
the  provinces  depends  on  the  same  causes,  and  these  causes 
are  dependent  for  their  beneficial  operation  on  the  stable, 
equal,  continuous  administration  of  one  United  Kingdom, 
which  embraces  and  safeguards  all  classes  alike.  We  are 
grateful  to  the  Ulster  Unionists  for  making  common  cause 
with  us,  the  Unionists  of  the  South  and  West.  Henceforth 
we  stand  or  fall  together,  in  one  citizenship,  under  one 
Constitution,  one  Legislature,  one  sceptre.  We  thank  our 
Ulster  brethren  for  their  unselfishness.  Their  circumstances 
possess  advantages  which  we  do  not  have.  They  are 
near  enough  in  neighbourhood  to  succour  each  other. 
Their  numbers  enable  them  to  secure  representation  on 
civic  boards,  juries,  and  other  local  councils.  They  can 
use  their  common  power  for  common  advantage ;  but  to 
•our  regret  and  loss,  the  Unionists  of  the  other  provinces  are 
not  thus  able  to  afford  each  other  effective  help.  They  are 
too  widely  scattered  to  influence  the  administration  of 
boards  generally  or  to  sway  elections.  It  is  therefore  of 
the  utmost  importance  that  there  should  be  a  real  alliance 
between  the  Unionists  of  North  anil  South.  For  the  common 
good  we  this  day  make  common  cause.  Henceforth 
we  speak  with  one  voice,  stand  side  by  side  for  mutual 
defence,  and,  being  of  one  mind  as  to  the  ruin  which  a 
severance  of  the  Union  with  (ire at  Britain  would  entail  on 
our  native  land,  we  unite  in  declaring  our  abhorrence  of  the 
insane  policy  called  Home  Rule.  From  east,  west,  north, 
and  south,  we  proclaim  with  one  voice  that  we  do  not  want 
Home  Rule,  will  not  have  Home  Rule,  nor  anything  called 


by  whatever  name  it  may  be,  which  \vould  partake  of  the 
nature  of  a  separate  Legislature  or  a  separate  Government. 
Six  years  ago  such  a  policy  was  formulated  in  a  bill.  The 
shadow  of  that  measure  fell  on  our  capital,  our  industries, 
our  trade  and  commerce,  like  the  drifting  east  wind  on  the 
life  of  spring.  Depreciation  came  over  property  like  a  fatal 
blight.  Credit  fell,  confidence  weakened,  industry  halted, 
universal  fear  prevailed.  The  sad  experiences  through  which 
this  country  has  gone  then  and  since  afford  bitter  proofs  of 
the  calamity  which,  being  exiled  from  the  Imperial  Consti- 
tution, must  inevitably  bring  us.  Men  of  all  classes,  of  all 
callings,  and  of  all  creeds,  have  anxiously  considered  what 
kind  of  legislature,  what  kind  of  government,  what  kind  of 
administration  we  should  have  under  a  Parliament  elected 
by  the  suffrages  and  under  the  auspices  of  leaguers, 
moonlighters,  and  boycotters,  and  have  marvelled  beyond 
expression  that  anybody  in  his  senses  could  suppose  it 
possible  to  be  other  than  a  source  of  misery  to  our  distracted 
country.  The  more  we  look  at  separation  the  more  we 
dislike  it.  Our  knowledge  of  men,  our  observations  of  party 
aims  and  methods,  our  very  instincts  tell  us  that  in  a  divided 
population  such  as  unhappily  obtains  in  this  countrv,  to  set 
one  party  in  supreme  authority  over  the  rest,  would  be  to 
imperil  society  and  provoke  civil  war.  It  would  be  as 
though  in  a  party  of  four  authority  were  given  to  three  to 
bind  the  one,  and  plunder  his  substance  at  will.  And  yet 
this  is  what  Mr.  Gladstone  calls  "Justice  to  Ireland.'  Mis 
justice  to  Ireland  is  simply  a  proposal  to  put  powers  into 
the  hands  of  the  thriftless,  the  disaffected,  and  the  anti- English 
to  bring  into  subjection  to  their  avaricious  designs  and  racial 
animosities,  the  industrious,  law-abiding,  and  loyal  minority, 
and  to  do  this  by  every  instrument  of  administration,  as  well 
as  by  their  enacted  law.  Speaking  a^  I  do  on  tin's  occasion, 
more  especially  as  one  who.  if  in  England,  would  be  called 
a  Nonconformist,  it  mav  be  allowed  me  to  voice  the 

convictions  of  Nonconformists,  and  utter  a  protest  in  their 
name  against  being  exiled  from  the  citizenship  of  the  United 
Kingdom,  and  forced  to  become  against  our  heart  and 
mind  and  conscience  the  subjects  of  an  authority 
created  by  the  suffrages  of  moonlighters,  boycotters. 
and  Fenians.  Under  the  law  of  the  United  Kingdom 
we  are  content  with  such  security  for  person,  property,  home, 
and  altar,  as  are  enjoyed  by  all  our  fellow-subjects  without 
distinction  ;  but  we  shrink  with  dire  apprehension  from  the 
proposal  to  cut  us  off  from  this  country  and  doom  us  instead 
to  put  up  witn  such  substitutes  as  must  be  expected  from  the 
rule  of  Anarchists  and  Campaigners.  \Ye  refuse  to  have  our 
civil  and  religious  liberties,  our  educational  interests,  our 
social  and  moral  concerns,  placed  at  the  mercy  of  a  hostile 
majority,  who  have  threatened  in  advance  to  use  the  bench 
of  justice  and  the  baton  of  the  policeman  to  force  upon  us 
their  odious  will  instead  of  the  guarantees  of  British  juris- 
prudence. The  principles  of  Nonconformists  and  the 
principles  of  so-called  Nationalists  are  diametrically  opposed, 
and  I  freely  and  deliberately  say  that  every  English 
Nonconformist  who  votes  against  the  Unionist  Government 
votes  to  set  up  in  Ireland  all  his  people  have  struggled  from 
generation  to  generation  to  put  down  in  England.  Six  years 
ago  the  Conference  of  the  Methodist  Church  in  Ireland 
deemed  it  necessary  for  the  information  of  their  brethren  in 
England  to  make  a  public  declaration  against  the  policy  of 
Home  Rule.  Since  then  the  subject  has  been  in  everv  one's 
mind,  has  been  debated  on  thousands  of  platforms,  and 
discussed  in  innumerable  pamphlets  and  articles.  '\Ye  have 
considered  all  that  has  been  said  by  the  friends  of  separation, 
and  have  had  our  eyes  and  ears  open  to  all  that  lias  been 
transpiring  around  us,  with  the  result  that  we  are  more  firmly 
convinced  than  ever  that  Home  Rule,  or  any  approximation 
to  it.  would  be  fatal  to  much  and  prejudicial  to  all  that  we 
regard  as  essential  to  the  welfare  of  our  native  countrv.  And 

in  pursuance  of  lliis  conviction  the  Methodist  Conference 
now  in  session  in  Belfast  renews  and  re-affirms  with  stronger 
emphasis  than  ever  its  protest  against  a  divided  Parliament. 
In  a  recent  speech  Mr.  Gladstone  has  had  the  temerity  to 
question  the  authenticity  of  an  address  which  was  signed  by 
well-nigh  all  the  non-Episcopal  ministers  of  Ireland.  My 
friend.  Dr.  Ball  of  London,  has  chastised  Mr.  Gladstone's 
rashness  by  publishing  in  the  Times  a  full  list  of  the 
signatures,  and  I  may  now  add  that  I  have  in  my  possession 
the  written  reasons  of  the  very  few  who  did  not  sign,  and  of 
these  only  two  or  three  withheld  their  names  on  account 
of  difference  of  opinion  from  that  address.  Some  of  those 
that  hesitated  then  do  not  hesitate  now.  and  some  of  them 
have  been  among  the  strongest  opponents  of  Home  Rule  in 
the  recent  demonstrations  which  have  been  made.  I  have- 
great  pleasure  in  seconding  the  resolution  in  reply  to  the 
deputation  from  Belfast.  I  have,  in  conclusion,  the  pleasure 
of  informing  you  that  at  an  important  Conference  which  is 
now  being  held  at  Belfast  in  connection  with  the  denomination 
to  which  I  have  the  honour  to  belong,  resolutions  against 
Home  Rule  were  to-day,  after  a  vigorous  debate,  passed  by 
193  to  11.  Similar  resolutions  were  passed  in  1886.  but 
the  majority  then  was  137 — 56  fewer  than  it  is  now.  The 
minority  then  was  22,  whereas  the  minority  to-day  has  gone 
down  to  ii. 

The  resolution  was  put  to  the  meeting  and  passed 

THK  MAYOR  OF  DF.RRY  said — 1  thank  you  sincerely  for 
the  manner  in  which  you  have  passed  this  resolution.  A 
higher  honour  could  not  have  been  given  to  us  than  the 
manner  in  which  you  have  received  us  this  evening.  We 
expected  a  reception  such  as  the  men  of  the  South  and 
West  could  give,  but  our  imaginations  could  not  at  all  reach 


the  height  at  which  to  place  the  cordiality  of  the  reception 
you  have  accorded  us.  On  behalf  of  those  in  Ulster 
assembled  in  Convention  at  Belfast,  I  thank  you  for  the  way 
you  have  received  us,  and  I  will  again  assure  you  that  Ulster 
is  not  fighting  for  herself.  Ulster  is  determined  to  have  no 
separation  ;  she  is  determined  to  stand  by  the  rest  of  Ireland. 
We  want  to  remain  with  the  rest  of  Ireland,  and  we  will  do 
our  best  to  prevent  that  scheme  of  Mr.  Gladstone's,  which 
has  never  been  disclosed,  his  scheme  of  Home  Rule  from 
being  carried  out. 

MR.  WILLIAM  KENNY,  Q.C.,  Unionist  candidate  for 
Stephen's  Green  Division  of  Dublin,  was  received  with  cheers 
on  rising  to  move  a  vote  of  thanks  to  the  chairman.  He 
said — I  beg  to  move  that  Mr.  Cairnes  do  leave  the  chair, 
and  that  it  be  taken  by  Sir  Richard  Martin. 

Sir  Richard  Martin,  Bart.,*  having  taken  the  second 

Mr.  WILLIAM  KENNY,  continued — 1  have  much  pleasure 
in  proposing  that  the  thanks  of  this  great  Convention  be 
offered  to  Mr.  Cairnes  for  his  presidency  this  evening.  No  more 
representative  man  in  this  community  could  have  presided 
over  this  meeting.  Mr.  Cairnes  is  a  gentleman  whose  position 
in  the  world  of  commerce  is  so  well  assured  and  so  widely 
recognised  that  it  would  be  mere  waste  of  language  for  me 
to  dilate  upon  it.  In  great  and  broad-minded  benevolence 
he  has  few  to  compete  with  him.  He  has  filled  a  position 
which,  perhaps,  more  than  any  other  has  enabled  him  to  form 
a  true  and  just  estimate  of  the  condition  and  requirements 
of  this  country — that  of  Governor  of  the  Bank  of  Ireland. 
This  is  not  the  first  time  that  Mr.  Cairnes  has  taken  his  stand 
on  a  Unionist  platform.  In  1887.011  the  occasion  of  the 
great  Hartington-Goschen  demonstration  in  this  Hall.  Mr. 
Cairnes,  then,  as  now,  showed  by  his  presence  that  he.  in 

*  A  Portrait  of  Sir  Richard  Martin  appears  en  page  197. 


common  with  almost  every  man  who  had  a  stake  in  the 
country,  protested  against  a  social  revolution  which  he 
believed  would  be  attended  with  disaster  to  the  best  interests 
of  Ireland.  Gentlemen,  this  is  a  solemn  and  impressive 

meeting  over  which  Mr.  Cairnes  has  presided.  No  threats 
of  any  sort  have  been  uttered  at  it.  Warnings  may  have 
been  given  of  what  we  believe  to  be  the  unquestionable 
results  of  any  attempt  by  any  future  administration  to  force 

a  measure  of  Home  Rule  upon  this  country,  but  the  language 
of  to-night  has  been  temperate,  weighty,  and  dignified. 
Gentlemen,  it  is  a  deplorable  thing  to  find  a  great  statesman, 
such  as  Mr.  Gladstone  was,  now  in  the  decline  of  life,  when 
his  intellectual  faculties  are  not  so  vigorous  as  they  were, 
endeavouring  to  tamper  with  the  act  of  Union  which,  during 
his  long  previous  career,  he  had  justified  in  speech  after 
speech.  May  I  remind  you  of  Mr.  Gladstone's  opinion  of 
the  Union  in  the  year  1856.  He  then  said  (referring  to  Mr. 

I5ut  the  hurricane  of  the  French  Revolution  swept  over  the 
face  of  Europe,  and  drew  him  into  a  war,  which  again  postponed 
for  a  quarter  of  a  century  all  attempts  at  legislative  progress, 
with  the  splendid  but  isolated  exceptions  of  the  union  with  lie- 
land,  and  the  abolition  of  the  slave  trade. 

That  was  the  deliberately  formed  opinion  of  a  then  mature 
statesman.  Can  we  trust  to  the  change  which  has  come 
over  him  when  an  all-mastering  desire  for  power  has  obscured 
his  sense  of  justice  to  the  law-abiding  people  of  Ireland,  and 
has  dulled  his  appreciation  of  the  duty  which  lies  upon 
the  Privy  Councillor  of  the  Queen  to  safeguard  every 
section  of  her  subjects.  The  men  who  have  come  here  to- 
night— men  like  Mr.  Cairnes  and  Sir  Richard  Martin  —  men 
who  have  filled  high  and  trusted  positions  in  this  country — who 
have  been  always  actuated  by  a  sense  of  duty  towards  their 
fellow-countrymen,  protest  with  all  their  power  against  any 
weakening  of  the  Legislative  Union  of  1800. 

MR.  GKORC.K  POI.I.KXFEN,  J.P.,  (Sligo)  said  that  he 
seconded  the  motion  as  one  of  600  delegates  from 
Connaught,  and  but  for  the  want  of  room,  they  could  have 
sent  four  times  that  number  of  delegates.  As  Mr.  Cairnes 
had  stated,  this  was  no  party  movement,  in  the  sense  that  it 
belonged  to  one  section  of  the  community,  that  it  was  not 

composed  exclusively  of  landlords  or  tenant  farmers,  or  of 
professional  or  business  men.  The  members  of  the 
wage-paying  and  wage-earning  classes  were  in  it,  and  as  a 
business  man  and  connected  with  one  of  the  most  considerable 

Mil    GUOIK.E    I'OLLKXl'KX. 

manufacturing  industries  in  the  West  of  Ireland  he,  the 
speaker,  claimed  the  right  to  thank  their  chairman,  Mr. 
Cairnes,  on  behalf  of  those  business  men.  Mr.  Cairnes  had 
filled  many  most  important  and  useful  positions  both 


private  and  public,  and  as  a  financier  he  was  in  the  first 
rank  in  the  country,  but  never  before  did  he  fill  an  office  so 
eminently  useful  to  his  country  as  by  presiding  over  this 
great  meeting.  There  was  one  lesson  that  he  and  his  brother 


F,Y.m  a  P/iofo.jnij'7'J  LJ>'y  Cl 

delegates  would  take  home  with  them,  and  that  was  that 
Ulster  would  stand  or  fall  with  them.  When  they  saw  men  like 
Mr.  Cairnes,  Sir  Richard  Martin,  Mr.  Pirn,  Mr.  Inglis,  and 


all  the  other  gentlemen  connected  in  the  metropolis,  and  in 
the  country,  coming  there  to  oppose  the  granting  of  a 
separate  Parliament  that  appeared  to  be  attempted  for  the 
purpose  of  putting  an  old  man  gone  wrong  into  office, 
or  if  not  for  that,  then  for  the  purpose  of  pleasing  disaffected 
people  in  Ireland.  When  they  saw  men  like  these  coming 
there  to  oppose  such  a  proposal  it  formed  the  strongest 
argument  against  it.  From  the  way  in  which  the  message  for 
Ulster  had  been  conveyed,  and  the  responsive  manner  in 
which  it  was  received,  he  thought  that  the  effect  which  it 
would  produce  in  the  country  would  be  very  great  indeed. 

Sir  Richard  Martin,  in  putting  the  motion,  said  he  was 
satisfied  that  there  was  not  a  gentleman  in  Ireland  who 
took  a  greater  interest  in  the  prosperity  of  the  country,  and 
in  the  prosperity  of  every  class  in  the  country,  than 
Mr.  Cairnes. 

The  vote  of  thanks  was  carried  with  the  greatest 

MR.  T.  P.  CAIRXF.S,  in  reply,  said — Notwithstanding  the 
compliment  of  Mr.  Kenny.  I  think  a  word  of  explanation  is 
due  from  me  as  to  the  reason  why  one  who,  so  far  from 
being  a  prominent  politician,  really  takes  no  part  in  political 
movements,  should  have  been  selected  for  so  prominent  a 
position  as  I  have  held  to-night.  The  explanation  is  ;\ 
simple  one.  T  belong  to  the  class  ot  sober  minded  business 
men,  whose  opinions  on  this  subject  have  hardly  been 
spoken  out  as  fully  as  it  ought  to  have  been.  It  has  been 
Wj  much  the  custom  to  leave  the  Northerns  to  fight  our 
battle,  instead  of  going  forward  and  making  known  our  own 
sentiments.  I  feel  that  this  is  no  ordinary  question,  that  it 
is  no  party  question  or  political  question.  It  is  a  question 
which  calls  on  everyone  to  come  forward  and  speak.  It  is 
a  question  which  goes  direct  to  the  very  roots  of  the 


Constitution,  that  touches  every  interest  of  the  country.  It 
is  a  question  not  of  reform,  but  of  revolution.  The 
chairman  of  a  meeting  has  great  privileges.  He  has  the  last 
word.  And  that  will  be — do  not  let  this  movement,  which  has 
been  originated  so  ably  this  evening,  die  of  inanition.  Let  us 
use  this  organization  to  bring  Loyalists  and  Unionists  together, 
.and  thus  they  will  really  learn  their  strength,  and  the  strength 
that  proceeds  from  union. 

The  entire  meeting  then  sang  the  National  Anthem, 
and  the  proceedings  concluded  with  vigorous  cheers 
for  Mr.  Balfour,  Lord  Salisbury,,  and  the  Duke  of 







June  22?id,  1892. 

I  regret  that  old  engagements,  which  I  cannot  postpone,  to 
address  meetings  in  England  to-day  and  Friday,  prevent  my 
attendance  at  the  great  gathering  of  delegates  from  the  three 
Southern  Provinces,  which  is  to  assemble  at  Dublin  to-morrow. 

There  can  be  no  doubt  as  to  the  immense  impression  which 
has  been  produced  by  the  remarkable  demonstration  of  Ulster 
Unionists  which  took  place  last  week,  but  its  effect  would  have 
been  incomplete  in  the  absence  of  any  proof  that  their  opinions 
on  the  subject  of  the  Union  are  shared  by  large  numbers  of 
their  fellow-countrymen  in  the  other  provinces.  I  understand 
that  the  delegates  who  will  assemble  to-morrow  will  be  repre- 
sentative of  men  of  all  creeds  and  classes  who  are  opposed  to 
the  Repeal  of  the  Legislative  Union,  and  that  they  will  be 
entitled  to  speak  in  the  name  of  a  great  majority  of  those  on 
whom  the  commerce  and  industrial  enterprise  of  Ireland 
depends.  No  one  who  has  the  prosperity  of  Ireland  at  heart 
can  be  indifferent  to  the  judgment  deliberately  formed  and 

temperately  expressed  of  the  representatives  of  those  classes> 
and  I  hope  that  the  proceedings  of  to-morrow  will  induce  many 
in  this  country  to  give  a  more  full  and  calm  consideration  to 
the  great  Irish  interests  which  are  involved  in  the  result  of  the 
approaching  general  election  than  they  have  hitherto  done. 

I  remain,  yours  sincerely, 


The  Secretary  to  the  Committee  of 
Unionist  Demonstration. 


sent  the  following  telegram  : — 

"I  cannot  refrain  from  offering  my  hearty  congratulations  to 
all  my  friends  assembled  at  the  Dublin  Convention,  and  to 
assure  them  that  we  in  the  North  will  never  desert  the  rest  of 

l-'rom  THE  KARL  OK   KEXMARE. 

I  .ON  DI  )X.  June  20th,  1892. 

I  regret  it  will  not  be  in  my  power  to  be  present  at  the 
Convention  of  Unionists  of  the  three  Southern  Provinces,  to  be 
held  in  Dublin  on  the  2jrd  inst,  a-nd  over  which  I  am  glad  to 
see  >ou  are  to  preside. 

I  thoroughly  endorse  every  word  of  the  three  resolutions 
which  it  is  intended  to  propose,  for  they  declare  our  unswerving 
allegiance  to  the  Throne,  our  unalterable  determination  to 


uphold  the  Legislative  Union  between  Great  Britain  and 
Ireland.  They  protest  against  a  Parliament  for  Ireland, 
whether  separate  or  subordinate,  and  against  the  creation  of 
an  Irish  Executive,  dependent  for  its  existence  upon  the  pleasure 
of  an  Irish  Parliament. 

I  cannot  add  to  the  force  of  these  words,  which  fully  embody 
my  views  on  the  Home  Rule  Question. 

Yours  very  sincerely, 




loth  June,  1892. 

Broken  health  will,  I  grieve  to  say,  prevent  me  from  attending 
the  meeting  of  the  Dublin  Convention  on  the  23rd.  The 
Convention  was  a  happy  thought.  Wanting  it,  the  loyalism  of 
Ireland,  and  the  opposition  to  Mr.  Gladstone's  Irish  policy, 
might  be  supposed  to  be  confined  to  Ulster.  I  know  Ireland 
well,  and  still  remember  the  noble  congregations  (chiefly 
Methodist)  with  which  in  early  clays  I  mingled  in  the  South 
Throughout  the  island,  and  more  particularly  along  its  eastern 
fringe,  are  to  be  found  individuals,  families,  and  communities 
whose  civic  virtue  would  bear  comparison  with  those  of  any 
other  people  on  the  face  of  the  earth.  The  law-abiding,  loyal, 
but  out-numbered  ones — almost  wholly  Protestant — whom  Mr. 
Gladstone  would  hand  over  to  the  tender  mercies  of  their 
hereditary  foes,  will  be  worthily  represented  by  the  Convention. 
To  no  priesthood  ought  to  be  conceded  the  supremacy  at  which 

the  Roman  Catholic  Hierarchy  in.  Ireland  aim,  and  which,  in 
elections  and  other  matters,  they  already  exercise.  Gladstonian 
priests  describe  me  as  an  i:  Ulster  Orangeman."  Were  this  true  I 
should  accept  the  designation  with  pride.  The  term  Orangeman 
is,  for  the  time  being,  the  most  forcible  antithesis  to  the  term 
"traitor."  But  I  am  a  Leinster  man — born  on  the  banks  of  the 
beautiful  Barrow,  nearly  sixty  miles  south  of  Dublin.  I  have  been 
an  Orangeman.  Indeed  my  desire  throughout  life  has  been  to 
soften  those  sectarian  animosities  which  after  a  lull  of  consider- 
able duration  the  evil  genius  of  Mr.  Gladstone  has  so  effectually 
revived.  That  the  Separatists  are  taken  aback  by  the  attitude 
of  Ulster  is  not  surprising.  For  when  Mr.  Gladstone  and  that 
arch-doctrinaire,  Mr.  John  Morley  (who,  it  is  alleged,  first  planted 
the  microbe  of  repeal  in  the  brain  of  his  venerable  friend), 
launched  the  first  Home  Rule  scheme,  they  forgot  that  there  was 
any  Ulster  at  all.  With  the  same  fatal  ignorance  they  now  mis- 
interpret the  attitude  of  Ulster.  Of  Mr.  Morley  1  would  speak 
more  in  sorrow  than  in  anger.  of  us  who  once  knew  him 
as  a  man  of  elevated  mind,  and  regarded  him  with  a  feeling 
warmer  than  friendship,  now  mournfully  behold  him  degraded 
to  the  level  of  the  professional  politician.  In  an  amicable 
moment  I  once  offered  to  accompany  Mr.  Gladstone  to  Ulster, 
and  to  make  him  acquainted  with  the  land  of  "  rogues  and  fools." 
As  an  illustration  of  the  roguery  and  foolery  I  proposed  to  take 
him  through  the  City  of  Belfast.  I  ventured  to  invite  him  to  pay 
a  visit  to  the  famous  Ulster  Hall,  where  he  might  tell  the  people 
his  Home  Rule  story,  and  allow  me  afterwards  to  tell  them  mine. 
Had  he  come,  and  had  he  opened  his  eyes,  he  would  never  have 
ventured  on  his  atrocious  insult  to  the  men  of  the  North.  For 
this  he  has  already  begun  to  eat  humble  pie — a  process 
which  practice  renders  easy  to  him.  More  than  four 
years  ago  I  had  the  privilege  of  conversing  with  Mr.  John 
Bright,  whose  letters  at  the  time  were  so  many  nails  in  the 

coffin  of  Home  Rule.  He*  confined  himself,  he  told  me,  to 
writing  letters  lest  in  the  heat  of  speaking  he  should  rend  his 
old  chief  to  pieces.  We  dwelt  on  the  appalling  wickedness  of 
Mr.  Gladstone's  Irish  policy,  and  on  the  bloodshed  which,  if 
successful,  it  would  inevitably  cause.  At  the  close  of  our  con- 
versation he  said,  firmly  and  fervently,  "  it  must  never  be."  No 
trace  of  personal  hostility  can  mingle  with  my  feelings  towards 
Mr.  Gladstone.  At  a  time  when  my  physicians  predicted  that 
a  few  hours  would  finish  my  career  on  earth,  his  warm  and 
generous  sympathy  was  abundantly  shown.  Would  that  his 
course  were  one  that  I  could  follow  and  applaud.  15ut  fealty  to 
him  would  be  treason  to  something  indefinitely  higher.  In 
1890,  when  I  visited  Belfast,  the  kite  Sir  Edward  Cowan,  Lord 
Lieutenant  of  the  County  Antrim,  said  to  me  with  a  sigh  — 
i(  Up  to  1886  Mr.  Gladstone  was  our  idol — we  worshipped  him 
until  his  treachery  almost  broke  our  hearts.''  This  was  the 
sentiment  of  every  man  who  is  now  a  Liberal  Unionist  in 
Ulster  ;  and  these  are  the  men  whom  Mr.  Gladstone  and  his 
flippant  son  think  fit  to  insult  and  revile.  These  are  the  men 
who,  with  their  brother  Unionists  now  confront  him  like  a 
granite  cliff.  I  have  no  doubt  as  to  the  power  of  that  cliff  to 
repel  and  roll  back  any  wave  which  Mr.  Gladstone  dares  urge 
against  it.  The  first  loyalist  blood  shed  in  Ulster  for  the  sake 
•of  Messrs.  Walsh,  Croke,  and  Healy  would  rouse  in  this  country 
a  feeling  which  would  sweep  his  Irish  policy  to  perdition.  And 
now  for  a  practical  winding  up.  I  occupy  no  post  ;  I  receive 
no  wages  ;  I  enjoy  no  pension,  but  a  money  driblet  comes  to 
me  occasionally  from  a  more  precarious  source.  Some  time 
ago  I  received  from  ir.y  publishers  the  sum  of  ^103  ~s.  ~,d.  in 
payment  for  two  little  books  of  mine.  This  seasonable  windfall 
I  have  divided  into  two  parts,  one  of  which,  £5  ~s.  ^cl.,  I  keep 
for  myself;  the  other,  £100,  I  send  to  you.  May  your  efforts 
Aid  the  warning  of  Lord  Sa'isbury  in  averting  the  catastrophe 


which  must  follow  Mr.  Gladstone's  return  to  power.  My  heart's 
desire  would  be  to  see  Protestants  and  Catholics  living  together 
in  amity,  as  they  might,  and  would  do,  were  it  not  for  pestilent 
agitators,  with  a  political  priesthood  at  their  back.  If  Mr. 
Gladstone  had  rendered  such  peace  impossible,  then  I  can  only 
say  that  I  would  spend  something  far  more  precious  than  money 
in  defending  the  rights  of  Irish  loyalists,  and  the  integrity  of 
this  glorious  empire. 

Yours  very  faithfully, 

Sir  Thomas  Butler,  Bart., 
Chairman  of  the  Irish  Unionist  Alliance. 


June  iS///,  1892. 


I  regret  that  I  shall  not  be  able  to  be  present  at  your  meeting, 
but  I  desire  to  express  my  full  sympathy  with  its  object.  Xo 
Government  of  our  time  has,  in  my  opinion,  so  amply  earned 
the  confidence  of  the  nation  as  the  Unionist  Government  which 
is  about  to  appeal  to  the  verdict  of  the  constituencies.  In 
six  years  it  has  raised  Ireland  from  a  condition  of  dis- 
graceful anarchy  to  prosperity  and  peace.  It  has  laid  in  a 
greatly  increased  diffusion  of  the  ownership  of  land  the  best 
foundation  for  a  permanently  improved  social  condition.  It  has 
done  more  than  any  of  its  predecessors  to  open  out  the  resources 
and  alleviate  the  wretchedness  of  the  poverty-stricken  districts 

of  the  West.  It  has  at  the  same  time  conducted  the  foreign 
affairs  of  the  nation  with  eminent  dignity  and  success,  restored 
to  its  old  efficiency  the  navy,  which  had  been  shamefully 
neglected,  administered  the  finances  with  a  skill  which  even  its 
enemies  have  been  obliged  to  acknowledge,  and  carried  in  spite 
of  much  persistent  obstruction  a  long  list  of  domestic  measures 
of  capital  importance.  It  has  been  emphatically  an  Administra- 
tion of  honest  men,  and  it  has  rested  upon  an  alliance  which  is 
one  of  the  most  disinterested  as  well  as  one  of  the  most  successful 
in  English  history.  But  the  chief  of  all  its  merits  is  that  it  has 
defeated  a  great  crime  and  averted  a  great  calamity.  When  the 
glamour  of  party  rhetoric  shall  have  passed  away,  history  will 
have  little  difficulty  in  estimating  the  character  of  an  English 
statesman  who,  for  the  purpose  of  winning  a  majority,  deliberately 
attempted  to  place  the  Government  of  an  integral  part  of  the 
Empire  in  the  hands  of  men  whom  he  had  himself  denounced 
in  the  strongest  language  as  both  dishonest  and  disloyal.  After 
the  overwhelming  evidence  collected  by  the  Parnell  Com- 
missioners, and  after  the  sentence  of  the  judges,  it  is  impossible 
for  any  candid  man  to  doubt  that  the  Parnell  he  movement  was 
essentially  a  treasonable  conspiracy,  promoting  its  ends  by 
calculated  fraud,  violence,  and  lawlessness,  by  an  amount  of 
cruelty  and  oppression  seldom  equalled  in  modern  times,  by 
constant  and  systematic  appeals  to  the  worst  passions  of  the 
Irish  people.  No  respectable  Government  ever  was  or  ever 
will  be  founded  on  such  methods.  Any  attempt  to  place  such 
men  at  the  head  of  Irish  affairs  would  in  my  opinion  only 
lead  to  widespread  anarchy  and  ruin,  very  possibly  to  civil 
war  and  separation. 

I  remain,  yours  faithfully, 



Letters  regretting  their  inability  to  attend  were  also  re- 
ceived from  the  following  noblemen  and  gentlemen  amongst 
others  : — 

The  Marquis  of  Headford,  K.I'. 

The  Marquis  of  Ormonde,  K.I'. 

The  Earl  of  Pembroke. 

The  Earl  of  Bandon. 

The  Earl  of  Courtown. 

The  Earl  of  Carysfort,  K.P. 

The  Earl  of  Gosford,  K.P. 

The  Earl  of  Howth,  K.P. 

The  Earl  of  Kilmorey.  K.P. 

The  Earl  of  Listowel,  K.P. 

The  Earl  of  Rosse,  K.P. 

The  Viscount  Downe. 

The  Viscount  Gort. 

The  Viscount  Middleton. 

The  Viscount  Monck. 

The  Viscount  Valentia. 

The  Lord  Clarina. 

The  Lord  Digby. 

The  Lord  Harlerh. 

The  Lord  Inchiqain. 

The  Lord  Bishop  of  Meath. 

The  Rt.  Hon.  J.  T.  Ball,  P.C. 

The  Rt.  Hon.  Ion  Trant  Hamilton,  P.C. 

Sir  Maurice  Fitzgerald,  Bart.  (The  Knight  of  Kerry-. 

Sir  John  Colomb,  K.C.M.G. 

The  Hon.  R.  T.  O'Neill,  M.P. 

R.  U.  Penrose  Fitzgerald,  Esq.,  M.I'. 

William  Johnston.  Esq.,  M.P. 

Thomas  Lea,  Esq.,  M.P. 

Captain  J.  M'Calmont,  M.P. 

A.  H.  Smith-Barry,  Esq.,  M.P 

G.  W.  Wolff,  Esq.,  M.P. 

A.  Hamilton  Bryce,  Esq.,  LL.D. 

Edmund  Dease,  Esq..  D.L. 

Edward  Carson,  Esq.,  O.C. 

William  Gray,  Esq.    Chairman  G.N.R.C.) 

A  P  P  E  N  D  I  X     U  . 

lc£ni»is  of  sympathy  received  during  the  Conrention  from 
Unionist  Organizations  in   Great  Hritain  and  I  reland. 

CIATION.—"  We  send  assurances  of  hearty  sympathy,  and 
wish  success  to  your  Convention." 


send  greetings,  and  wish  success  to  the  good  cause." 
••Tin:  LEEDS  CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION  wish  your  Convention 

every  success.     It  has  our  entire  sympathy." 
PioriiERHAM   UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION. — '•  We  warmly  sympathize 

with  object  of  Convention,  and  heartily  wish  you  success. " 

true  men  of  Ireland  are  right  in  their  determination  never 

to  submit  to  the  despotic    rule  of  a  Parliament,  election  of 

majority  of  which  will  be  decided  by  the  dictation  of  the 

priest  and  the  terrorism  of  the  assassin." 

greeting  and  hearty  sympathy.1' 


LIBERAL  UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION  express  deep  sympathy, 
and  wish  every  success  to  your  Convention.'' 

Dublin  Unionist  Convention,  and  warmly  sympathize  with 
its  protest  against  the  policy  that  would  deprive  Irish 
Unionists  of  their  inheritance  in  the  Union,  and  transfer 
them  to  the  rule  of  men  whom  Mr.  Gladstone  desciibed  as 
marching  through  rapine  to  the  dismemberment  of  the 

•'Scottish  Highlanders  strongly  support  Irishmen  and  co- 
religionists in  maintaining  unity  and  integrity  of  empire, 
and  will  always  stand  shoulder  to  shoulder  with  them  in 
defence  of  religious  and  civil  freedom.'1 

warm  sympathies  of  the  Liberal  Unionists  of  the  West  of 
Scotland  are  with  you  in  your  courageous  iCbistance  to 
tyranny,  and  your  determination  to  remain  citi/.ens  of  the 
United  Kingdom.  ' 

DARWEN  DIVISION. — "  Best  wishes  for  success  of  Conven- 

"  KENT  UNIONISTS  heartily  sympathize  with  the  objects  of  the 
Dublin  Convention." 

to  the  Dublin  Convention  now  assembled  in  its  efforts  to 
maintain  the  integrity  of  the  Empire." 

ings every  success.'' 

tion enters  fully  into  the  justice  and  objects  of  your 
Convention,  and  wishes  you  every  success. " 

"  HUDDEUSFIELD  UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION  hereby  express  their 
hearty  sympathy  with  all  the  Loyal  Unionists  in  Ireland, 
and  wish  great  success  to  your  Convention. 

"  MANCHESTER  CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION  desires  to  express  its 
earnest  sympathy  with  the  object  of  the  Dublin  Convention 
to  maintain  the  Union  between  Great  Britain  and  Ireland 
for  the  benefit  of  both  countries.'1 

most  hearty  wishes  of  sympithy  to  the  Dublin  Unionist 
Convention,  and  trust  they  will  meet  with  the  same  glorious 
success  which  attended  the  Convention  in  Belfast." 

VORK  CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION. — "The  Irish  Unionists  have 
the  entire  sympathy  of  the  Unionists  of  this  city.  Strenuous 
efforts  are  being  made  to  send  to  the  next  Parliament  Mr. 
Butcher,  one  of  your  fellow-countrymen,  to  uphold  the 
unity  of  the  Empire." 

'•BRECHIN  UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION  desire  to  express  their  sym- 
pathy with  the  Convention,  and  hope  it  may  be  a  success." 

TION send  greetings  of  sympathy  and  success.'' 

"Hui.L  LIBERAL  UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION  congratulate  you  on 
the  efforts  you  are  making  to  secure  the  good  old  Empire's 

UNIONISTS  OF  UEAMN*;. — "Every  good  wish  for  success  of 
your  Convention  from  Unionists  of  Reading." 

'•  WEST  HULL  CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION  send  hearty  good 
wishes  for  the  success  of  your  efforts  in  the  common  cause 
of  the  Unity  of  the  Empire." 

'•Tin-;  LIBERAL  UNIONISTS  OF  HEYWOOD  tender  their  good 
wishes  to  the  members  of  the  Dublin  Unionist  Convention, 
and  express  their  eutiie  sympathy  with  the  objects  thereof." 


to  your  meeting  and  its  object." 

'•  COVENTRY  UNIONISTS  express  hearty  sympathy  with  you." 
"  CARDIFF   CONSERVATIVE   CLUB   sends   heartiest   wishes   that 

yuur  loyal  efforts  may  be  crowned  with  success." 
"  UNIONISTS  OF  WOLVERHAMPTON  offer  heartiest  sympathy  and 

cordial  wishes  for  success  of  your  Convention." 
CONSERVATIVE   CLUB,  WATFORD. — "  Heartiest   sympathy   from 

Conservatives  of  West  Hertfordshire." 

wishes  success  to  your  meeting,  and  the  cause  for  which  we 

are  fighting." 

"  HUDDERSFIELD  UNIONISTS  send  greeting  and  deepest  sympa- 
thy.    Success  to  your  efforts." 
"DERBY    UNIONISTS   send  hearty   sympathy   to    the    Unionist 

Convention  to-day  at  Dublin.     We  are  fighting  hard  here." 

BOLTON  CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION. — "Trust  your  Convention 
will  be  a  great  success,  and  produce  further  evidence  of  the 
determination  of  the  Loyalists  in  Ireland  to  repudiate  any 
scheme  of  Home  Rule." 

"UNIONIST  PARTY  OF  CARDIFF,  the  metropolis  of  gallant  little 
Wales,  and  the  biggest  single  member  constituency  in  the 
United  Kingdom,  sends  you  best  wishes  for  success  of 
to-day's  Convention.'' 

— "Warmest  sympathy  and  pledge  of  every  effort  in  aid  of 
our  Unionist  friends  in  Dublin  and  South  of  Ireland.'' 

"KIDDERMINSTER  UNION  heartily  sympathize  with  object  of 
your  Convention,  and  will  send  you  a  Unionist  member  to 
Parliament  to  support  you." 

has  our  best  wishes  ;  may  it  succeed.'' 

"  SPAI.DING  UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION  congratulate  and  sympathize 
with  you." 

"  We  most  heartily  wish  your  Convention  every  possible 

Convention  success." 

cess to  your  Convention,  and  assure  you  of  hearty  sympathy 
and  support." 

wishes  and  sympathy  to  their  brothers  in  Dublin." 

of  goodwill  to  the  Dublin  Unionist  Convention  now  assem- 
bled. As  we  ourselves  wish  to  live  under  the  protection  of 
the  Imperial  Parliament,  we  sympathixe  heartily  with  your 
effort  to  avert  the  evils  which  menace  you  and  the  whole 
Empire  from  the  reckless  intrigues  of  shallow  political 

CIATION send  their  expression  of  their  hearty  sympathy 
with  the  objects  of  your  great  gathering,  and  are  sure  the 
appeal  to  your  brethren  in  England  will  meet  with  the 
sympathy  and  support  it  so  well  deserves." 

"MKLROSK,  RO.\IH:ROIISIIIRE,  sends  heartiest  sympathy;  also 
hopes  for  successful  meeting." 

— '•  The  members  of  the  Association  express  the  pleasure 
with  which  they  view  the  eneigy  displayed  by  the 
Unionists  in  Ireland,  and  hope  that  the  Dublin  Convention 
will  bear  good  fruit  in  due  season.  They  also  feel  deep 
sympathy  with  the  aim  and  object  of  your  Convention,  and 
assure  you  of  their  unswerving  support." 

of  this  Association  unanimously  express  their  sympathy 
with  the  aims  of  the  Convention  held  in  Dublin,  and  hope 
that  Ireland  will  be  able  to  icturn  a  large  number  of 
members  to  the  new  Parliament,  and  that  England  and 
Scotland  will  swell  the  majority  in  favour  of  Union,  \\hich 
will  settle  the  question  for  cveiv' 

President,  Committee,  and  other  officers  and  members  of 
this  Association  desire  to  tender  their  most  loyal  and  hearty 
wishes  for  the  success  of  your  Convention,  and  to  assure 
you  of  their  earnest  belief  in  the  coining  triumph  of  a  great 
and  just  cause—Unionist  principles  at  the  forthcoming 
polls.  We  think  the  splendid  success  of  the  Uelfast 
meeting  will  be  followed  by  an  equally  signal  demonstra- 
tion in  Dublin.  \Ve  have  a  just  and  righteous  cause,  and 
can  and  must  win." 

Li-:.v;rE  heartily  sympathi/.e  with  Iri>h  Unionists  in  the 
struggle  to  maintain  the  integrity  of  the  Kingdom,  and 
hope,  by  the  united  efforts  of  all  Pcyali-ts,  to  defeat  the 
pernicious  attempts  of  Separatists  to  destroy  the  unity  of  the 

"  WORCESTER  ("'oxsKRVATivK.  ASSOCIATIONS  send  heartiest 

''  JJKAY  UNIONISTS  heartily  sympathize  with  you  and  objects  of 
Convention  ;  are  doing  our  best  to  re-elect  sound  supporter 
for  old  Ireland's  real  interests  and  welfare.'' 

for  your  meeting  to-day.-) 

"SHEFFIELD  UNIONIST  PARTY  send  kindly  greetings  and  heart- 
felt sympathy  with  Irish  Unionists  at  Dublin  Convention.'' 

'•  POSSII.PARK  LIBERAL  UNIONIST  Asso<  TATIoN,  (  I  LASi  ,O\V. — "  Our 

sincerest  sympathies  are  with  you,  wishing  your  Convention 
every  success.'1 

CITY  OF  PKRTII  LIIIERAT.  UNTONI.-TS. — li  You  have  our  heartiest 
wishes  for  the  success  of  your  great  and  glorious  meeting. 

greetings  and  sincere  sympathy." 

wishes  for  a  most  successful  meeting.'1 

''UNIONISTS  OF  LIVERPOOL  send  most  cordial  sympathy  with 
their  Irish  brethren,  and  are  ready,  heart  and  soul,  to  help 

"  NORTH AMPTON  CONSERVATIVES  sympathize  with  the  objects  of 
your  Convention,  and  wish  every  success.'' 

vention will  l)e  a  great  success,  and  demonstrate  determina- 
tion of  Irish  Unionists  to  resist  Home  Rule  to  the  last." 

"  STOCK  PORT    UNH>NI>TS    send   greetings  and   best    wishes    for 

successful  meeting." 
'•  Br TENHEAD  UNIONIST  PARTY  heartily  wishes  success  to  your 

meeting,  and  the  cause  for  which  we  are  lighting  hard." 

TUAl>ESToN    LlP.ERAI.     UNIONIST    ASSOCIATION. — "This    AsSOci.1- 

tion  wish  the  Dublin  Convention  all  success,  we  having  the 
greatest  sympathy  for  those  people  in  Ireland  who  are  doing 
the  great  work  of  endeavouring  to  maintain  the  Union.  \Ve 
may  add  that  we  have  strong  hopes  of  being  able  to  retain 
the  seat  for  our  present  Unionist  member,  Mr.  Cameron 

great  success,  and  may  you  have  a  splendid  meeting." 

Unionist  Committee  of  Chelsea  beg  to  express  to  you  feelings 
of  sympathy,  and  a  determination  on  our  part  to  support 
you  in  your  galUnt  tight  for  civil  and  religious  liberty 
against  rebels  and  fanatics. '" 

"BIRMINGHAM  CONSERVATIVES  send  warmest  sympathy  ;  hear- 
tiest wishes  for  success  ;  a  united  party  here  upholds 
Unionist  flag,  and  will  return  solid  seven  to  new  Parlia- 

offer  you  the  assurance  of  their  sincere  sympathy  in  the 
present  crisis,  and  of  their  support  in  resisting  the  attempt 
to  set  up  a  separate  Parliament  in  Ireland." 

"  DUNDEE  UNIONISTS  ask  you  to  accept  hearty  sympathy." 

"PRESTON  CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION  heartily  in  sympathy 
with  Unionist  Convention.  Union  and  no  surrender." 


''  The  'Executive  Committee  of  this  Association  are 
pleased  to  find  you  are  making  such  a  bold  front ;  they 
desire  to  express  sympathy  with  you,  and  to  assure  you 
that  they  will  use  every  endeavour  in  their  power  to  prevent 
so  great  an  iniquity  as  the  handing  over  of  the  loyal  subjects 
in  Ireland  to  the  mercies  of  the  originators  of  boycotting 
and  the  Plan  of  Campaign.'' 

BOSTON  LIBERAL  UNIONIST  ASSOCIATION. — "  I  have  great  plea- 
sure in  writing  to  express,  on  behalf  of  the  Boston  Liberal 
Unionist  Association,  the  deep  sympathy  we  feel  with  you 
in  the  present  Home  Rule  crisis,  to  assure  you  of  our  untir- 
ing efforts  to  secure  the  return  of  a  supporter  of  the  present 
Government  in  this  borough,  so  as  to  assist  in  preventing 
what  we  feel  convinced  would  mean  separation  of  Ireland 
from  Great  Britain.  We  hope  the  Unionists  of  the  South 
of  Ireland  may  speak  as  decidedly  as  those  of  Ulster  in 
their  Convention." 

SHIRE desire  to  convey  their  heartiest  greeting  on  the 
Unionists  assembled  in  Convention  in  Dublin.  \Ve  look 
on  your  great  gathering  in  the  chief  City  of  Ireland, 
intensely  representative  as  it  is  in  every  sense,  as  a  most 
powerful  evidence  of  the  inter  mistake  of  legislative  separa- 
tion. Your  Convention,  and  the  marvellous  Convention  of 
Belfast,  speak  with  a  voice  from  Ireland  which  will  echo 
throughout  the  Empire,  and  which  will  sustain  the  Loyalists, 
both  in  Ireland  and  England,  at  the  polls  such  as  probably 
nothing  else  could  do." 

"  LISKEARU  UNIONISTS  send  you  hearty  good  wishes.'' 

pathy from  Conservatives  of  West  Hertfordshire.'' 


"Cause    greatly     strengthened    by     Belfast    Convention. 

Fervently  wish  success  to  your  Convention  to-night." 
"WEST  NOTTINGHAM  LIBERAL  UNIONISTS  wish  all  success.'' 

wishes  and  hearty  sympathy." 
"  ENNISKILLENERS,  remembering  the  past,  are  watchful  and  ever 

ready  to  render  assistance  when  occasion  arises.'' 
"NOTTINGHAM  ASSOCIATION  heartily  wish  you  success  in  efforts 

to  drive  back  forces  of  disunion." 
"EDINBURGH   IRISH    UNIONISTS   send  warm  sympathy  to  the 

Loyalists   of  Leinster,  Munster,  and  Connaught  in  their 

resolve  to  retain  their  liberties  and  to  uphold  the  Empire." 
"  HAWICK  LIBERAL  ASSOCIATION  sends  warm  sympathy." 

MISSIONARY    SOCIETY   assembled. — "  Heartily    sympathize 

with  principles  of  Dublin  Unionist  Convention,  and  assures 

them  of  support.'1 
"UNIONISTS  SOUTH  OF  CORK  are  thinking  of  Convention  with 

deep  interest  and  sympathy.  ' 
"  SCOTTISH  UNIONISTS  send   greetings    to  Dublin  Convention, 

and  express   their  determination    to  stand   by  their  Irish 

"AvR  LIBERAL    UNIONIST   ASSOCIATION    send    their  warmest 

sympathy  with  great  object  of  your  Convention,  and  their 

earnest  desire  for  its  complete  success.'' 
WALWORTH    LIBERAL    UNIONISTS. — "Greeting.      \Ve    are  one 

with  you.     Be  more  than  ever  determined  to  have  the  tlag 

nailed  to  the  mast." 

'•  PETTINUS  AND  BROOKHILL  send  heartfelt  sympathy." 
"LisBEi.i.AW   UNIONISTS  sympathize  with  their  brethren  in  the 

South  and  West." 
'•NORTH   FERMANAGH    LOYALISTS   send  sympathetic   greetings 

and  promises  of  support  when  necessary. 

CIATION   heartily    sympathize     with     and     commend    your 



Los  Angeles 
This  book  is  DUE  on  the  last  date  stamped  below. 

Form  L9-100ni-9,'52(A:!105  M  14 



A    001238537 


15  8r